Scottish Gaelic Names for Children
This comprehensive book will tell you all you ever wanted to know about Gaelic names; origin, pronunciation and meaning.
Gòrdan (gór'dun) Cognate with Gordon. Derived ultimately from the parish of the same name in Berwickshire,
which is Old Brythonic gour-(super) din (fort). Recorded as a sir name in the 13th century. Rob Brus (Robert the Bruce)
granted the lordship of Strathbogie in Aberdeenshire to Sir Adhamh de GhÔrdan (Sir Adam de Gordon)
who also acquired Kenmure and Lochinvar in Galloway. The two branches of the family were thus established.
Górdon was seldom used as a personal name until the death of Seanalair Górdon (General Gordon)
at Khartoum in the Sudan (1885) made him a posthumous hero at the expense of Gladstone's popularity.
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