When Delia A Gordon was born on 26 August 1815, in Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Conrad Gordon, was 31 and her mother, Julia Ann Searle, was 22. She died on 12 January 1834, in Westhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 18.
Scottish: habitational name from Gordon in Berwickshire, named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.
English (of Norman origin): alternatively, said to be a nickname from a diminutive of Old French gourd ‘heavy, dull, sluggish’ (compare 8 below).
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(Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts) Genealogical Society of Utah Library, Micro film Serial #25557 Mass. S 10 pg 279 (Copied by Edwin G. Wells, great grandson, with addition of Punctuation …
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