The surname Jordan is of patronymic origin meaning son of, or descendant of Jordan. The personal name Jordan is derived from the Hebrew term yarden meaning " to descend ( to the Dead Sea)."The name Jordan is first recorded in Suffolk England in 1121.The first record of the name Jordan in the United States is in Virginia in 1623. Jordan is the 105th most common name in the United States with 200,000 bearers.
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