Re: Searching GORDON family, Libau -> Londonderry, Ireland c1884 #courland #latvia #general


David Gordon
 

As Michael Tobias indicated, the name GORDON is a common Lithuanian name.  Indeed, my researches over the decades have led me to believe it is one of the more (most?) common names in Lithuania.  Unchanged upon emigration.  My father's entire family (on both sides) came from Lithuania (originally from Butrimonys) and the name was Gordon in Lithuania back to at least the late 18th century and unchanged when our ancestors arrived in this country.  While some names are undoubtedly changed for any of a variety of reasons, Gordon from Lithuania is indeed likely to be the "original" name.

David Gordon

tiganeasca/at/ gmail.com

Chicago, Illinois

Searching: 

GORDON: Butrimonys; HORWITZ: Smolevichi, Lapichi

GEBALOVITCH: Borisov; DRAZIN: Bobruisk

BENENSON: Borisov; HURWITZ: Gomel

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