Gordan Family History

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Gordan Name Meaning

Variant of German Jordan. English: perhaps an altered spelling of Gordon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Gorden, Gorman, Mordan, Gerdon, Jordan, Nordan, Jorden, Gordin

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Gordan Family Origin

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Gordan Family Occupations

What did your Gordan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gordan family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gordan. The most common Gordan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Gordan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Gordan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Gordan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gordan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gordan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gordan. For the veterans among your Gordan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gordan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gordan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gordan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gordan in 1952 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gordan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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