Jordan


Jordan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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Surname Dictionary

Jordan Very numerous: all areas, especially Connacht. Ir. Mac Siúrtáin, a Gaelic patronymic adopted by a Norman family whose head was Jordan d'Exeter. In due course they became "Hiberniores Hibernicis". The name arose from the practice of baptizing children with water brought back by pilgrims from the Holy Land. IF.
Mac Siúrdáin Very rare: Dublin. Ir. Lang. See Jordan.
Mac Siúrtáin Jordan: an-líonmhar: gach aird - i gConnachta go sonrach. Shíolraigh ó fhear darab'ainm Jordan d'Exeter a lonnaigh i Maigh Eo sa 13 céad. Tugadh Dúiche Mhic Shiúrtáin ar an gceantar timpeall Bhéal Atha na Muice agus Coillte Mach. Fuaimnítear an sloinne Mac Shiúrtáin agus Ó Ciúrtáin sa chaint annsin. Is léir gur gaelaíodh go smior iad agus fuair Fulgentius Jordan OSA bás an mháirtírigh i 1652. Tháinig an t-ainm abhaile le linn Cogaí na Croise. Féach Siúrdán. SGG & IF.

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