Archibald Family History

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Archibald Name Meaning

Scottish: from a Scottish personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) Continental Germanic origin (see Archambault). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

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

Similar surnames: Archbold, Marchal, Arcand, Orchard, Garibaldi, Archambault, Archie

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Archibald Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Archibald name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Archibald. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Archibald Family Origin

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Archibald Family Occupations

What did your Archibald ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Archibald family was Laborer. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Archibald. The most common Archibald occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Archibald's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • School

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Archibald ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Archibald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Archibald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Archibald census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Archibald. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Archibald. For the veterans among your Archibald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Archibald Life Expectancy

What is the average Archibald lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Archibald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Archibald in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Archibald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Archibald ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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