Gordon is a surname with numerous different origins. The masculine given name is derived from the surname. Gordon Origin of the surname [edit ]
Scottish surname Gordon may be derived from several locations. One possibility is from [2 ] Gordon, in Berwickshire. Another possibility is from a similarly named place in Normandy. The English surname [2 ] Gordon is derived from the placename of Gourdon, in Saône-et-Loire, France. This location is derived from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus. In Ireland, the surname Gordon is of several different origins. One origin of the surname is from the Scottish surname, which spread into Ireland in the 17th century during the plantation era; in the Irish language this name is spelt de Górdún. Also, the surname Gordon is an Anglicised form of the Irish language Mag Mhuirneacháin, which is a patronymic form of the personal name Muirneachán. This personal name is derived from the Irish language word muirneach, meaning "beloved". Another origin of the Irish name Gordon is as an Anglicised form of the Irish language surname [3 ] Mórbhoirneach. [4 ] Gordon ( Hebrew: גורדון Russian: Гордон) is also a Jewish surname, likely derived from the city of Grodno, in Belarus. [3 ]
The Spanish, and Galician surname
Gordón is derived from places like-named in the Spanish and Galician languages. The Basque language Gordon is also derived from a like-named placename. Another origin for the Spanish surname is from the nickname Gordo, which is derived from the Spanish language word [3 ] gordo, meaning "fat". [5 ] List of people with the surname [edit ] Adoniram Judson Gordon, pastor in Boston, Massachusetts, and founder of Gordon College A. D. Gordon (Aaron David Gordon) Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–1870), Australian poet, jockey and politician Albert L. Gordon (1915–2009), American gay rights legal activist Alexander Gordon (disambiguation) disambiguation, several people Archibald Ronald McDonald Gordon, former Bishop of Portsmouth Bart Gordon, American congressman Ben Gordon (born 1983), British-born American basketball player Benjamin Franklin Gordon (1826–1866) Confederate States Army colonel, acting brigadier general Bridgette Gordon, American basketball player Bruce Gordon (disambiguation), several people Charles George Gordon, British general known as "Chinese Gordon" and "Gordon of Khartoum" Charles Gordon (disambiguation), several people Colin Gordon, British actor Cyrus H. Gordon, American linguist-semitologist David Gordon (disambiguation) Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor Donald Gordon (cricketer) (born 1990), English cricketer Douglas Gordon, Scottish artist Ed Gordon (athlete) (1908–1971), American long jumper Ed Gordon (journalist) (born 1960), American television journalist Edward Gordon (politician) (1885–1964), New Zealand politician Rabbi Eliezer Gordon, Lithuanian Rosh Yeshiva Elye Gordon, Soviet Yiddish writer Eric Gordon, American basketball player Ferenc Gordon, Hungarian economist and politician Gary Gordon, American soldier, special forces, posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor Gavin Gordon (disambiguation) George Phineas Gordon, printer, inventor, businessman George N. Gordon, Canadian missionary George William Gordon, Jamaican religious leader and revolutionary Hannah Gordon, British actress Howie Gordon, Big Brother contestant Isabella Gordon (1901–1988), British biological scientist James P. Gordon, American physicist Jay Gordon, musician Jeff Gordon, American NASCAR driver Jeffrey D. Gordon, Pentagon spokesman Joe Gordon, American baseball player and manager John Gordon (disambiguation), several people Judah Leib Gordon, Hebrew poet Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA Karl Gordon, British DJ and producer Kim Gordon, American musician, member of Sonic Youth Lawrence Gordon (disambiguation), several people Lindsay Gordon, Canadian air marshal Lucy Gordon (disambiguation), several people Marjory Gordon, American nurse Mark Gordon, American film and television producer Mark H. Gordon, American politician Mary Gordon (disambiguation) Maxine Gordon, British actress M. G. Gordon, American businessman, inventor and social theorist Michael Gordon (disambiguation), several people Mikalah Gordon, (born 1988), American Idol 4 contestant Nathan H. Gordon, Motion picture executive Noah Gordon (disambiguation), several people Norman Gordon (born 1911), South African cricketer Paige Gordon (born 1973), Canadian diver Patrick Gordon (1635–1699) general of the Imperial Russian army, of Scottish origin Philip Gordon, American diplomat Richard Gordon (disambiguation), several people Ricky Ian Gordon (born 1956), US composer Robby Gordon, NASCAR driver Robert Gordon (disambiguation), several people Sara Gordon, Canadian oral pathologist and educator Sid Gordon, American major league baseball All Star player Sue Gordon, magistrate Susan Gordon, child actress Stuart Gordon, American director Thomas Gordon (psychologist), American psychologist Tom Gordon (born 1967), American baseball pitcher Wayne Gordon (boxer) (born 1963), Canadian boxer William J. J. Gordon, American inventor and psychologist Willy Gordon, Swedish sculptor Yekutiel Gordon, disciple of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto Zachary Gordon, American child actor List of nobility with the name Gordon [edit ] Duke of Gordon, created once in the Peerage of Scotland, and again in the Peerage of the United Kingdom Dukes of Aubigny Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond, 5th Duke of Lennox, Duke of Aubigny (1791-1860) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox, Duke of Aubigny, 1st Duke of Gordon (1818-1903) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 7th Duke of Richmond, 7th Duke of Lennox, Duke of Aubigny, 2nd Duke of Gordon (1845-1928) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 8th Duke of Richmond, 8th Duke of Lennox, Duke of Aubigny, 3rd Duke of Gordon (1870-1935) Frederick Charles Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, 9th Duke of Lennox, Duke of Aubigny, 4th Duke of Gordon (1904-1989) Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond, 10th Duke of Lennox, Duke of Aubigny, 5th Duke of Gordon (b. 1929) Earls and Marquesses of Huntly Earls and Marquesses of Aberdeen George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen (1637–1720) William Gordon, 2nd Earl of Aberdeen (1679–1745) George Gordon, 3rd Earl of Aberdeen (1722–1801) George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784–1860) George Hamilton-Gordon, 5th Earl of Aberdeen (1816–1864) George Hamilton-Gordon, 6th Earl of Aberdeen (1841–1870) John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 7th Earl of Aberdeen (1847–1934), 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1847–1934) George Gordon, 2nd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1879–1965) Dudley Gladstone Gordon, 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1883–1972) David George Ian Alexander Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1908–1974) Archibald Victor Dudley Gordon, 5th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1913–1984) Alastair Ninian John Gordon, 6th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (1920–2002) Alexander George Gordon, 7th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair (b. 1955) Earls of Aboyne Viscounts of Kenmure
Descent of titles during attainder:
Robert Gordon, 7th Viscount of Kenmure (1714-1741) John Gordon, 8th Viscount of Kenmure (1713-1769) William Gordon, 9th Viscount of Kenmure (c. 1748-1772) Viscount of Melgum John Gordon, 1st Viscount of Melgum (d. 1630) Viscount Gordon Spanish Gordons Fictional characters [edit ] Audrey Gordon, played by actress Heidi Arena, host of Australian satirical television cooking show Audrey's Kitchen Commissioner Gordon, commissioner of Gotham City in Batman Barbara Gordon, first Batgirl, now the information broker known as Oracle Dr. Bruce Gordon, the original alter-ego of Eclipso. Melinda Gordon, the title character of Ghost Whisperer Meredith Gordon, biological mother of Claire Bennet, and Flint Gordon, Meredith's brother, from Heroes Flash Gordon, lead character of the Alex Raymond comic strip of the same name, and the movie, television, and comic books based on the comic strip Maggie Gordon, character in The Last Starfighter Gordon, The Talking Leg, character in Rocko's Modern Life Gordon, the first archer to appear in the series Fire Emblem Gordon the Gopher, puppet character from various British children's TV programmes Gordon, the pet devil of Ackman in Akira Toriyama's manga series and its video game adaptation Go Go Ackman Gordon the Big Engine, fictional anthropomorphic tender locomotive in The Railway Series books by Rev. W. Awdry David "Gordo" Gordon in Lizzie McGuire Gordon Deitrich, character in V for Vendetta (film) Gordon Freeman, main character in the Half Life series Gordon Quid, character from Catscratch Gordon Robinson, from the popular children's educational television program Sesame Street Gordon Shumway (aka Alf Tanner), alien from Melmac, and the title character of the sitcom ALF (TV series) Gordon Tracy, fictional character from Thunderbirds Gordon Walker, hunter in the television series Supernatural Lawrence Gordon, fictional character in the first of the Saw franchise Tony Gordon, fictional character on the British soap opera Coronation Street Gordon, character in Edith Templeton's novel Gordon Gordon Gekko, fictional character in Wall Street played by Michael Dogulas Gordon LaChance, fictional character in 'Stand by Me' played by Wil Wheaton Artemus Gordon, United States Secret Service agent in " The Wild Wild West" TV series References [edit ] ^ Reaney, Percy Hilde (2006), Wilson, Richard Middlewood, ed., A Dictionary of First Names, Routledge, p. 1378, ISBN 0-203-99355-1 ^ a b , Learn about the family history of your surname Ancestry.com , retrieved 22 May 2010 . The webpage cited the following book for the given name "Gordon": A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280050-7. ^ a b c , Learn about the family history of your surname Ancestry.com , retrieved 22 May 2010 . The webpage cited the following book for the surname "Gordon": Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4. ^ , Surname Search Irishtimes.com , retrieved 22 May 2010 . The webpage cited the following book for the surname "Gordon": Ó Droighneáin, M.; Ó Murchú, M.A. (1991). An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge & an tAinmneoir. Baile Atha Cliath. ^ , Learn about the family history of your surname Ancestry.com , retrieved 22 May 2010 . The webpage cited the following book for the surname "Gordillo": Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4.