Arch Family History
Arch Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone living by a bridge from Middle English Old French arche ‘arch’ (i.e. of a bridge). English (of Norman origin): shortened form of Arches a habitational name from any of various places in France called Arques (Eure Pas-de-Calais Seine-Maritime). Germanized form of Slovenian Arh: from a shortened form of the personal name Areh an old vernacular form of Henrik (see Henry ). Possibly also Jewish (American): translation into English of Bogen .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022