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The name Shortrig is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person of "short council" derived from the Old English words scoeri + roed. The name may also have been derived from physical characteristics as in short. In this case the surname Shortrig can be traced back to the Old English word sceort which means short. The original bearer would have been known as the short one, because of his low stature. As height is one of the most easily distinguished features of a person, names derived from this aspect of a person's physique are by no means rare.

Shortrig Early Origins



The surname Shortrig was first found in Essex where Simon Shortrad(e) was listed in the Rotuli Hundredorum of 1274. Some of the family moved to Yorkshire where in 1327, the Subsidy Rolls of Yorkshire list a similar spelling of the name. Thomas de Shortrig was listed in 1330 and later Henry de Shortrugg was listed in 1333.

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Shortrig Spelling Variations


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Shortrig Spelling Variations



Shortrig has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Shortrig have been found, including Shortridge, Shortrig, Shortrick, Shortrigg, Shortreed and many more.

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Shortrig Early History


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Shortrig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Shortrig research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1592, 1689, 1684 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Shortrig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Shortrig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shortrig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 16 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Shortrig Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Shortrigs to arrive on North American shores: James Shortreed, who arrived in New York in 1825; Jeffrey Shortridge, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1607; F. W Shortridge, aged 42, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1892.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Shortrig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shortrig Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 March 2016 at 17:34.

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