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Shurtliff Surname Origin
(Locality). The 'short cliff;' separated, cut off, from the Saxon, sceort, short, and cliff.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Shurtliff Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Shurtliff family history than the origin of your surname:
A Shurtliff Family History Thought:
'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb