When Helen Jordan was born on 4 October 1899, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, her father, William O. Jordan, was 21 and her mother, Ella Swafford, was 13. She married Loyd Swafford on 26 August 1916, in Clay, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Payne, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 1, Clay, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 August 1964, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky, United States.
English, German, French (mainly Alsace and Haute-Savoie), Polish, Czech, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian personal name or nickname Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was a common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.