Archer (surname)

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Archer
Pronunciation/ˈɑːrər/ AR-chər
Language(s)Middle English
Origin
MeaningOccupational name denoting an archer
Region of originEngland, Welsh
Other names
Variant form(s)Bowman, Archier, Fletcher

Archer is a surname in the English language.[1]

Etymology

The name Archer is derived from the Middle English archere, and Old French archer, archier. The surname originated as an occupational name denoting an archer. By the 14th century, the mentioned Middle English and Old French words replaced the native English bowman. In North America, the surname Archer has absorbed many like-sounding names and cognates (for example, the French Archier).[2][3]

People with the surname

Some notable people surnamed Archer include:

Academics

Architects

Artists

Businesspeople

Criminals

Judges

Military people

Musicians, singers, and composers

Performers

Politicians

Religious figures

Scientists

Sportspeople

Television and film production

Writers

Fictional characters

See also

References

  1. ^ Browne, W.A.F.; Reaney, P.H.; Wilson, R.M.; Scull, A. (1991). A Dictionary of English Surnames. Tavistock classics in the history of psychiatry. Routledge. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-415-05737-0. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Learn about the family history of your surname". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Archer". Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4.
  4. ^ "Maria Archer (Translator)". Goodreads.
  5. ^ "Martin Archer". Goodreads.