Archer (surname)

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Archer
Family name
Pronunciation /ˈɑːrər/ AR-chər
Meaning Occupational name denoting an archer
Region of origin England, Welsh
Language(s) of origin Middle English
Related names Bowman, Archier, Fletcher

Archer is a surname in the English language.

Etymology[edit]

"Archer" Welch in origin. The name 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).[1]

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Television and film production[edit]

  • Cam Archer (born 1981), American independent filmmaker and photographer
  • Mark Archer (born 1973), American film producer, director and writer
  • Wes Archer (born 1961), American television animation director

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 17 December 2010  which cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4  for the surname "Archer".