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Origins of surname

The surname Gordon is said to be derived from gor = 'spacious' and dun = 'fort', which gave rise to anumber of settlements from which the surname followed

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was


  • Gordon
  • Gorden
  • Gourdon

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Gordon family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Ellen Gordon née Chenery, The Limes, Green Street, St Helier, widow - 17 January 1947, D/Y/A/117
  • John Gordon of Huntly Place, St Helier 22 August 1844 - D/Y/A/25
  • Samuel Gordon, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Churchyard 17 May 1794 - D/Y/A/15
  • Ernest Gordon, La Corderie, St Aubin, St Brelade - 6 October 1933, D/Y/A/95
  • Sarah Gordon, widow of Benjamin Marriatt Perkins and of Joseph Gordon, of Melrose Place, St Helier - 13 February 1883, D/Y/A/43


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