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Etymology

Derived from place names in Scotland, from Scottish Gaelic meaning possibly "great hill" ; also a Norman surname derived from the place name Gourdon in France.

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Gordon

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Gordon

  1. A Scottish surname and clan name.
    • 1822 Walter Scott, Poetical Works: Halidon Hill, Baudry's European Library, 1838, page 420
      Mount, vassals, couch your lances, and cry, "Gordon!
      Gordon for Scotland and Elizabeth!"
  2. Any of several places, outside Scotland named for persons with the surname.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the UK in the first half of the 20th century.
    • 1913 Harry Leon Wilson, Bunker Bean, BiblioBazaar, LLC, 2008, ISBN 0554347148, page 13
      Often he wrote good ones on casual slips and fancied them his; names like Trevellyan or Montressor or Delancey, with musical prefixes; or a good, short, beautiful, but dignified name like "Gordon Dane". He liked that one. It suggested something.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
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(25.II.1806 - 11.X.1879)








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