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Early Origins of the Jurdyn family


The surname Jurdyn was first found in Suffolk, where the name first appeared in the early 12th century. Like many surnames, the name Jurdyn was taken from a common personal name at the time. The personal name Jordan (and the female equivalent, Jordana) comes from the River Jordan; some knights and soldiers returning from the Crusades brought some of the water of the River Jordan back with them to baptize their children with and therefore gave the name to those children. That someone's first name was taken as a surname may have indicated that the first bearer of the name was related or owed allegiance to someone of that name, or it may have been an arbitrary choice.

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Early History of the Jurdyn family

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Early History of the Jurdyn family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jurdyn research.
Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1202, 1327, 1612, 1685, 1603 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Jurdyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jurdyn Spelling Variations

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Jurdyn Spelling Variations


Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Jordan, Jordain, Jorden, Jordana, Jordens, Jordin, Jourdain, Jourdan and many more.

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Early Notables of the Jurdyn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Jurdyn family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Jurdyn family to Ireland

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Migration of the Jurdyn family to Ireland


Some of the Jurdyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Jurdyn family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Jurdyn family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Jurdyn or a variant listed above: Thomas Jordan, who came to Virginia in 1623; as well as William Jorden, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 and Ann Margarett Jordon, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1792..

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The Jurdyn Motto

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The Jurdyn Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Percussa Resurgo
Motto Translation: Struck down, I rise again


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