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Origin Of The Surname Jordan

Meaning Of The Surname Jordan

To descend

Interesting Facts About Jordan

This family name was given to the children of the Knight Templers who were also known as The Crusaders. The Crusaders where knights and pilgrims who would return home bringing with them flasks of water from the River Jordan, which was then used to baptise their children. The name comes from the Hebrew word ‘Yarden’ which means to ‘descend’.

Jordan Statistics

Jordan is the number 168 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 47,311 share the surname Jordan in the UK.

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