Last name: GORDON

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GORDON : This last name is indexed 778,712 times on Geneanet!

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GORDON : 1: Scottish: habitational name from Gordon in Berwickshire named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o -ōnis.3: English (of Norman origin): alternatively said to be a nickname from a diminutive of Old French gourd ‘heavy dull sluggish’ (compare 8 below).4: Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin see Gordan.5: Jewish (from Lithuania): probably a habitational name from the Belorussian city of Grodno.6: Spanish and Galician (Gordón); Basque: habitational name from a place called Gordón (Spanish Galician) or Gordon (Basque) of which there are examples in Salamanca Galicia and Basque Country.7: Spanish: possibly in some instances from an augmentative of the nickname Gordo (see Gordillo).8: French: of Scottish origin (see 1 above) or a variant of Gourdon (and in North America perhaps also an altered form of this) a nickname derived from Old French gourd ‘heavy dull sluggish’ (see Gourd compare 3 above).9: Americanized form of French Godin.

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