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The medal presented to the family of Bernard Jordan, killed at Ypres

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Origins of surname

This name has its orgins at the River Jordan and was a personal name given to children of the Crusaders. It is derived from the Hebrew yarden, meaning 'to descend' (to the Dead Sea).

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The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Anne Jordan, daughter of Matthieu and Susanne Rosel, in St Helier in 1775


  • Jordan
  • Jourdan

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