Very numerous: all provinces, mainly E Ulster. Ir. de Górdún. This well-known Scottish name first appeared in 12 cent on the Border as "de Gordun". They came to Ireland in the plantation of the 17 cent. The name is an anglicisation of Mag Mhuirneacháin & Mórbhoirneach in Connacht, which may account for its presence there. SGG.
Gordon: an-líonmhar: oirthear Uladh ach go h-áirithe. Dream mór Albanach a tháinig go Cúige Uladh sa 17 céad. Tugadh an sloinne ar Mag Muirneacháin i Maigh Eo.
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