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Archer Name Meaning

English: from Old French arch(i)er, Middle English archere, hence an occupational name for an archer. This Norman French word partially replaced the native English word bowman in the 14th century. In North America this surname may have absorbed some cases of European cognates such as French Archier.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Larcher, Arciero, Acker, Hatcher, Archey, Parcher, Arber, Ascher

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Archer Family Origin

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Archer Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Archer. A less common occupation for the Archer family was Servant. The most common Archer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Archer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • School

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

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Archer Historical Records

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Archer Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Archer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Archer in 1940 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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