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Jordan Name Meaning

English, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian baptismal name Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Bogdan, Dorman, Jorden, Gordon, Lordan, Norden, Orban, Jourdan

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Jordan Family Origin

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Jordan Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jordan. The most common Jordan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Jordan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Jordan family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Jordan Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Jordan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jordan in 1940 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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