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Surname:  Jordan
Branch:  Jordan
Origins:  British
More Info:  England

Background:  Jordan is derived from the name of the river Jordan, "Yarden" in Hebrew. The name first became popular in England as a personal name during the Crusades when it was a common practice for Crusaders to bring back vials containing the waters from the river Jordan to be used in the baptism of the Crusaders children.




Motto:  Percussa resurgo, Being struck down I rise again.
Arms:  az. a lion, rampant, betw. eight cross crosslets, fitche, or , a chief of the second.
Crest:   demi lion or, issuant from wreath, restingon his sinister foot, and holding in his dexter and eagles head, erased.


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Name Variations:  Jordan, Jordane, Jordain, Jordaine, Jourdan, Jourdane, Jorden, Jurden, MacShurtan, MacJordan, MacShurton, MacShurdane, MacShurtaine, McShurtan, McJordan, McShurton, McShurdane.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.
English Surnames; C.M. Matthews - 1966.
A Dictionary of English Surnames; P.H. Reaney - 1958.

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