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"ARCHER. This is an English rather than a Scottish surname, and there were few families of the name in Scotland until within a recent period. Patrick le Archer of the county of Are rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 202), John Archer was vicar of Carrale in 1413 (RPSA., p. 18), and in 1433 there is record of demission of a toft in Portyncrag to Michael Archer (RAA., n, 63). Thomas Archer was treasurer of Brechin in 1439 (REB., i, p. 87), and Jhonne Archar is in record in Scone, 1551 (Rollok, 99). The name is also found in Edinburgh in the sixteenth century, and occurs in Haddington in 1543 as Archear. William Archer (1856-1924), dramatic critic and translator of Ibsen, was born in Perth. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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