Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/11/2004

Gordon Family Records

The name of Gordon is as ancient as any of the present European monarchies. Caesar mentions in his commentaries a people among the Nervii, called Gorduni, to whom he gives great praise for their

brave defense of Ghent (their city, which he attacked in his conquest of Gaul, B. C. 53). It is said that the name originally came from “Gordonia,” a city in Macedonia.

The Gordons have been an active, romantic, adventurous and “restless” race. There were “heroes of the name of Gordon, who for valor and loyalty are hardly to be paralleled by any family in Britain, and can’t be exceeded by any other in Europe.” From “A History of the Gordons.”

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