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Gordon (m) Gaelic Gôrdan. A Berwickshire placename
of uncertain origin gave rise to this surname and famous
clan name, at one time that of the most powerful Scottish clan. As a Christian name it has been especially popular with Scottish parents this century. They made it their 25th most frequently used name in 1935 and i6th in 1958. The name has continued to be used a great deal in Scotland in the late 1970’s. In England and Wales Gordon was most used between 1920 and 1940.

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