When Elizabeth Esther Gordon was born on 18 November 1870, in Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario, Canada, her father, David Gordon, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Knox, was 35. She married Howard Nathaniel William Allen about 1888. She lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Detroit Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 11 November 1932, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.
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).