The Gordon surname is territorial from either the Scots Gael or Middle English
for 'great hill." The family are believed to have been of Anglo-Norman descent,
moving from the Borders (Berwickshire) to Aberdeenshire.

Gordon Distribution Maps 1850-1990

Distribution maps are a valuable tool in understanding the immigration, migration and population growth patterns
of a surname within the United States as recorded on the censuses. For instance you can see that in 1850 the
instance of the surname Gordon in North Carolina was only about 1 in every 10,000 people; by 1880 the
occurrence was approximately 1 in every 500 people. Thus we know that, most likely, there was a combination of
high birth rate among the Gordons in the state and migration/immigration of new families with the Gordon
surname. Virginia has maintained a fairly steady percentage of Gordons in her population with an occurrence
rate of approximately 1 in every 1,000 people living in the state being named Gordon! To get a true picture you
must also check out any spelling variations of the surname and factor in those population rates as well.

Genealogy Links

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Gordon DNA project
Materials in the Odam Library pertaining to Clan Gordon
Clan Gordon Mailing List
Gordon Genealogy Forum
Gordon Queries @ CousinConnect
Gordon Queries @ DistantCousin
Gordon Surname Club (Discussion Forum)
Gordon results @ Ancestor Guide
Gordon records @
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Gordon results @
Cemetery Records @ (just type in the surname to search!)
Gordon 01                                    Families covered: Gordon of Gordon, Gordon of Huntly
Gordon 02                                    Families covered: Gordon of Huntly
Gordon 03                                    Families covered: Gordon of Glen, Gordon of Kenmure, Gordon of Lochinvar,  Gordon of Muirfad,
                                                                           Gordon of Penninghame, Gordon of Stitchill
Gordon 04                                    Families covered: Gordon of Sutherland
Gordon 05                                    Families covered: Gordon of Lesmoir, Gordon of Newton-Gordon, Gordon of Tillytermont
Gordon 06                                    Families covered: Gordon of Aberdeen, Gordon of Braco, Gordon of Fyvie Castle, Gordon of Haddo,
                                                                           Gordon of Methlic
Gordon 07                                    Families covered: Gordon of Gordon, Gordon of Huntly, Gordon of Norwich
Gordon 08                                    Families covered: Gordon of Aboyne, Gordon of Huntly
Gordon 09                                    Families covered: Gordon of Abergeldie
Gordon 10                                    Families covered: Gordon of Gight, Davidson of Newton
Gordon 11                                    Families covered: Gordon of Ardneidle, Gordon of Cairnfield, Gordon of Letterfourie
Gordon 12                                    Families covered: Gordon of Auchleuchries, Gordon of Avochie, Gordon of Cairnborrow, Gordon
                                                                           of Collieston(e), Gordon of  Fechil, Gordon of Harperfield, Gordon of Hilton,
                                                                           Gordon of Pitlurg, Gordon of Straloch
The Gordons O' Girnoc             Tales of the Gordons of Girnoc... Abergeldie, and such
Twig Tree And Treasure          Families covered: GORDON[131], GORDON-CUMMING[2], GORDON-CUMMINGS[1],
                                                                           GORDON-FINLAYSON[2], GORDON-HALLYBURTON[1], GORDON-LENNOX[22],
                                                                           GORDON-MILLER[2], GORDON-MOORE[1],   
Gordon Family Genealogy                        Family of Sir William Arbuthnot, Bt
Gordons of Lochinvar                               Mississippi Gordons
Gordons of Maine                                       Excellent Website by John Wesley Gordon includes, ME, MA, NH
Gordons of Tyrone, Ireland                       George Gordon's website with many links to families in USA, Canada and Australia
General Register Office                            Vital Records and Census Information in Scotland
Scotland BDM Exchange                          A free resource of births, deaths & marriages in Scotland
Scotland Free Census Project
Gen-UKI                                                         Genealogy Information for United Kingdom & Ireland
Scottish Genealogy Society        
Diary of Col. James Gordon                     Immigrated to Virginia 1738
Historic Nomination Verville                    Home of Col. James Gordon, Lancaster, VA           
Armistead Churchill Gordon                     (1855-1931) Virginia
Gordon Cemetery @ Kenmore                Samuel Gordon Family owner of Kenmore Plantation 1819-1859
Kenmore Gordons                                      Abbreviated Genealogy of Samuel Gordon Family of Virginia
Gordons of Tyrone and Donegal              Gordons who emigrated to North America and Australia.
The Magnificent Gordons                          Genealogy of Orion Gordon and Dorothy Blake of Boston
Descendants of Alexander Gordon         FB Page

Scottish Notes & Queries Second Series Vol 4, J. M. Bullock
The House of Gordon, J.M. Bullock

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