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"ARCHIBALD. A surname derived from the personal name Archibald, in Old English (Anglo-Saxon) Arcebald, Arcenbald, or Ercenbald, and doubtfully explained as meaning "right bold," or "holy prince." Archebaldus filius Swani de Forgrunde is mentioned in reign of William the Lion (Scon, p. 21). Erchenbaldus, Abbot of Dunfermelyne mentioned c. 1180, appears again in the same record as Arkebaldus and Arkenbaldus (Scon, p. 25, 27, 33). Thomas, the brother of Erkenbaldus, witnessed the gift of the church of Kilmaurs to the Abbey of Kelso before 1189 (Kelso, 284), and Arkembaldus de Duffus was witness to an agreement between the bishop of Moray and John Byseth concerning the churches of Coneway and Dulbatelauch between 1203-34 (REM., p. 16). Robert Archebalde had a charter of the Hospital of Roxburgh in 1390 from Robert ra (RMS., i, 803), and John Archibald was a witness in St. Andrews in 1545 (Laing, 494). The Old French form of the personal name is found in Archambaud (earl of Douglas), 1405 (Bain, rv, 697). Harrison's explanation of the use of Archibald for Gaelic Cillespie is 0 probably coned: "Archibald was adopted by the Scots as a Lowland equivalent of Gillespie because the -bald was mistakenly supposed to mean 'hairless,' 'shaven,' 'servant,' and therefore to be equivalent to Gael. giUe, 'servant,' 'shaven one, 'monk'". Harchbald (earl of Argyll) 1493, Archombaldus 1233, Arkanbaldus 1228, Enkerbaldus a. 1189. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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