Henry Shorter

Brief Life History of Henry

When Henry Shorter was born in 1895, in Gosport, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Shorter, was 26 and his mother, Louise Meadus, was 24. He had at least 2 sons with Emma Ames. He lived in Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.

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Henry Shorter
Emma Ames
Ronald H G Shorter
Desmond Shorter

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  • Henry Shorten in household of Henry Shorten, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1928 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.

Name Meaning


topographic name for someone who lived by a detached or cut-off piece of land known in Middle English as a sherte, shirte, or shurte (Old English scerte, scierte, scyrte). The addition of + -er to a topographic term to form an agent noun is typical of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, and Hampshire, and may also have occurred in Berkshire and Wiltshire. The name is synonymous with atte Scherte and atte Schurte; see Short and Shortman .

in Staffordshire, apparently a shortened form of Shorters, itself a variant of Shorthouse, a nickname either for someone who wore short stockings or boots (Middle English short ‘short’ + hose ‘stocking, boot’), or for someone with a short neck (Middle English short + hals ‘neck’; see Shortell ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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