When Arthur Francis Gordon was born in March 1891, in Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Edward Gordon, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Maggie O'Day, was 32. He married Hazel Veneta Morgan on 11 October 1923, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 40 years and Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 24 May 1951, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, 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).