Any of several places, outside Scotland named for persons with the surname.
A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the UK in the first half of the 20th century.
1833-85; Brit. general in China, Egypt, & Sudan.
Webster's New World
Origin of Gordon
As a Scottish surname and clan name, from a place in Berwickshire, of Celtic origin meaning "spaciousfort". Also an English surname derived from the place name Gourdon in France.
Gordon Sentence Examples
It was one of her favorite artists, Andy Gordon.
Cosmo Gordon Lang, 1908 Next to the cathedral, the most interesting building in York is St Mary's Abbey, situated in Museum Gardens, founded for Benedictines by Alan, lord of Richmond, in 1078, its head having the rank of a mitred abbot with a seat in parliament.
Clebsch, P. Gordon, &c. The year 1868 saw a considerable enlargement of the field of operations.
For further information concerning the compatibility and independence of a system of linear equations, see Gordon, Vorlesungen fiber Invariantentheorie, Bd.
Gordon, a Dutch officer -of Scottish extraction, who commanded the garrison at Cape Town, reached the river in its middle course at the spot indicated by Sparrman and named it the Orange in honour of the prince of Orange.