House of Gordon

Welcome to House of Gordon USA

We are the families of the Scottish Clan Gordon in the United States of America. Our mission is to preserve and promote our unique heritage and Celtic culture, as we enjoy the fellowship and support of family and friends. Come Join Us at the House of Gordon Tent!

The Gordon name is synonymous with the rich history of Scotland and furthermore dates back to the 11th Century. It is certainly a name to be proud of and deserves your interest and support. The Board of Directors of House of Gordon USA therefore invites you to join our Clan Society.

What We Do

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to create, stimulate and sustain an interest in Scotland, its history, traditions and culture; to bring together people of Gordon heritage; to promote goodwill and understanding among its members and the general public; and above all to perform charitable works.

The “Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund” provides scholarships to order to aid our youth in further studies of the Scottish arts and education. Our Scotland charity is the Gordon Highlander Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland which tells the history of “the finest regiment that ever was.” We honor the men and women of Clan Gordon who are serving or have served in the defense of our nation with the Wall Of Honor. We promote genealogical research, and the Gordon DNA project, host tents at various Celtic Festivals & Highland Games across the USA and many other worthy projects which encompass our Clan Gordon history and cultural heritage as well as providing community service.

Is your name not “Gordon” but you’ve been told you are a Gordon? Learn more about our Septs and Gordon History on our Clan Info page.

Septs include

Adam, Adams, Adamson, Addie, Adie, Addison, Aiken, Aitchison, Aitken, Akin, Atken, Atkin, Atkins, Atkinson, Badenoch, Barrie, Boyne, Brisbane, Connon, Connor, Craig, Cromb, Crombie, Cullen, Culane, Darg, Darge, Dorwald, Dorward, Duff, Durward, Eadie, Edison, Eddie, Edie, Esslemont, Garioch, Garrick, Garriock, Geddes, Gerrie, GORDON, Gardiner, Gardner, Huntley, Huntly, Jessiman, Jopp, Jupp, Laing, Lang, Laurie, Lawrie, Leng, Ling, Lowry, Macadam, Mallett, Manteach, Mar, Marr, Maver, Mavor, Meldrum, Mill, Mills, Miline, Milles, Miln, Milne, Milner, Milnes, Moir, Moore, More, Morrice, Morris, Muir, Mylne, Steel, Steele, Teal, Teall, Tod, Todd, Tough Troup.

Of course there are MANY more spelling variations caused by clerks over the centuries. Therefore use common sense — if your name is Adison and your ancestors came from Aberdeen then you would of course be able to claim Gordon heritage!

Interested in becoming a member?
Check out our Membership page.


2021 Recipients of the Charles O. Gordon Memorial!

This year without competitions many of our youth have had few opportunities to participate in classes and competitions and improve their skills. Although last year’s recipients were limited in what they could do, they all worked hard to build their skillsets, and many put aside money for camps to use when the COVID crisis is behind us.

This year we had few applicants for obvious reasons. We did have two outstanding highland dancers that the Board was excited to sponsor.

The Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship was founded at the 2006 AGM at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games by vote of the membership. We set out the goal of furthering the Scottish Arts and our rich cultural heritage by giving a helping hand to our youth who wish to hone their talents and accomplishments in the traditional arts of Scotland.

Charles O' Gordon Scholarship

The recipients this year have already shown a strong bent to perpetuate the Scottish Arts through their goals of teaching and honing their craft to the highest levels and additionally by volunteering.

As a result we are very happy to award the Charles O. Gordon Memorial Scholarship to: Audrey Trawick of New Port Richey, FL., and Sage Tousey of Studio City, CA.

The Epic Project Recipient!

Furthermore The House of Gordon USA would also like to honor The Epic Project 2019 Recipient, Kevin Darmadi. We will be hosting The Epic Project Gifting Ceremony at our AGM this year at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Additionally Kevin will be receiving his kit in Red Gordon Weathered Tartan!

For more information on our fine recipients, please visit our scholarship recipients page.

For more information on our scholarships, visit our scholarship page.

The Epic Project