Meaning and Origin of: Jourdain

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Descender

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and French : variant of Jordan.
  • A Jourdain from the Saintonge region of France is recorded in Quebec City in 1676. Another, from the Savoie, is documented in 1688 in Lachine, Quebec, with the secondary surname Lafrizade. A third, from Provence, is documented in Champlain, Quebec, in 1688; and another, also called Labrosse, in Montreal in 1696. Other secondary surnames include <xref>Bellerose</xref>, <xref>Lafrance</xref>, and Saint-Louis.