Thursday, June 19, 2008

The name of the Clan...

Gordon Name
The name comes from the parish of Gordon in Berwickshire. Sir Adam of Gordon was granted Strathbogie, confiscated from the Earl of Atholl, in Aberdeenshire by Robert the Bruce in return forservice to Bruce's cause. The Gordon's wielded enormous power during the 16th and 17th centuries, so much that their chief was known as "the Cock of the North".

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