Jordan Family Crest
Created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s, these Irish prints were rediscovered in 2020 after 40 years in safe storage. Beautifully arranged in this Irish coat of arms parchment is an artistic celebration of the Jordan Irish surname. The Jordan family crest is illustrated at the center and surrounded by famous Celtic symbols of Ireland. These illustrations are a wonderful dedication to Irish last names.
Imagine having this beautiful story of your name hanging on your living room wall for all to study over a glass of wine, or to take a glimpse at it when having your Barry's tea on the couch. There is so much to take in. This parchment is an heirloom for many generations yet to come. It's a wonderful reminder of your Irish heritage.
On your living room wall, you will always be reminded of your Irish origins and it will be a show stopper for visiting friends and family. Presenting a family coat of arms gift is a truly special gift for the home for someone special who has that unique Irish connection.
On this parchment, the Killarney lakes take center stage above the heraldic shield whilst many Irish Celtic symbols and famous monuments surround it.
Illustrated in this parchment are:
- Book of Kells inspired artwork
- The Cross of Cong
- The Ardagh Chalice
- Killarney Lakes
- The Irish Harp
- The Currachs of the West of Ireland
- Glendalough Monastery
- Blarney Castle
- Traditional thatched houses of Ireland
- Ahenny Cross
- Cross of Muiredach
- The Burgh O’Malley Chalice
- The crests of the four provinces of Ireland: Ulster, Connaught, Leinster, Munster
- The Tara Brooch
- The Celtic Torc
The Jordan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Jordan family history parchment:
This name, which is now found mainly in counties Mayo and Galway, has been through a number of different forms at different times in its history. Although it is quite a common English name, most Jordans of Irish descent trace their ancestry back to one of the Norman families who came to Ireland in the 12th century. Many came with Strongbow, as Richard de Clare was known, to help Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster, in his struggle against the King of Connaught. They were easily superior to the Irish forces, and when Dermot died in 1171, Strongbow seized power and the Norman invasion began in earnest. Their influence spread steadily further west and many Norman families held many territories in Connaught, these include Jordan D'Exeter who eventually adopted the Gaelic type surname of MacSiurtain. They appear frequently in Annals of Connaught between 1336 and 1470. A contemporary writer describes one killed In 1422 as 'the strongest hand and the bravest heart of all the D'Exeters of his time.’ For a long period there was an area in county Mayo, now the barony of Gallen, which was known as McJordan’s country, McJordan being the English form used in Mayo. In Clare they were recorded in various ways, such as McShurtan, McShurdane, and McShurton. In the Composition Book of Connaught they were known as McSurtaine alias Jordan. In the nineteenth century they were involved in the great period of emigration. One of the notable bearers of the name who, like many others went to the United States of America was Kate Jordan (1862-1926) the novelist and playwright.
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options.
Framed Print: White or black frame. Delivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!
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