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Jordan Surname Origin
(origin Hebrew) The river of judgment. Jardain, Gaelic, the western river, with respect to the Euphrates. The name is derived from its two spring-heads, Jor and Dan
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.
Jordan Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Jordan family history than the origin of your surname:
A Jordan Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch