Short, Shortt - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Short, Shortt—These two names are the anglicised forms of McGirr in the districts surrounding Omagh and Clogher, Co. Tyrone, and in Co. Armagh; in Gaelic Mac An Ghirr. The McGirrs were Galloglasses in Ulster of Scots' origin.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees