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The Nordan surname is a habitational name, taken on from a place name, perhaps from Norden in Devon, or from Norton Green in Kent.

Nordan Early Origins



The surname Nordan was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.

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Nordan Spelling Variations


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Nordan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norden, Nordene, Nordon and others.

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Nordan Early History


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Nordan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nordan research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1430, 1455, 1487, 1612, 1669, 1654, 1669, 1548 and 1625 are included under the topic Early Nordan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nordan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nordan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include John Norden (1612-1669), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1654 and 1669; and John Norden (1548-1625), an...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nordan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Walter Norden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Samuel Norden, who settled in Boston in 1666; Rich Norden, who settled in Virginia in 1681; Nathaniel Norden, who settled in Marblehead, MA in 1689.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nordan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nordan (post 1700)



  • Lewis Nordan (1939-2012), American writer of novels and short stories from Forest, Mississippi

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    11. ...

    The Nordan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nordan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 March 2013 at 08:24.

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