Short Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Short Family History

If you are conducting some Short family history research then you can view the Short coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Short surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Short in Ireland is usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into the Province of Ulster by settlers from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. Short is also an occasional anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac an Ghirr sept name of County Antrim, that was more often changed to MacGirr.

A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Short Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Estoile Symbol of God's Goodness
Griffin Symbol of Bravery and Vigilance
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