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The medal presented to the family of Bernard Jordan, killed at Ypres

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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Jordan family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Jordan, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

This name has its orgins at the River Jordan and was a personal name given to children of the Crusaders. It is derived from the Hebrew yarden, meaning 'to descend' (to the Dead Sea).

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Anne Jordan, daughter of Matthieu and Susanne Rosel, in St Helier in 1775


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Jordan family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Jordan : Helene Marion , nee Colley, wife of Edward Warder Jordan, of Beauport Battery, St Brelade's Bay - 14/Jan/1947 , 13/May/1954 , D/Y/B1/24/44
  • Jordan : Margit , widow of Leopold Cuthbert Heath, of 133, Avenue du Petit Juas, Cannes, France and formerly care of the Mermaid Hotel, St Peter - 22/Dec/1975 , 10/Dec/1979 , D/Y/B1/311/14
  • Jordan : Patricia May , widow of Clarence Stanley Bisson, of Greenwood, Langley Avenue, St Saviour - 30/Nov/1962 , 23/Jan/1974 , D/Y/B1/200/13


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