When Alexander Officer was born in August 1726, in Ulster, Ireland, his father, James Officer, was 32 and his mother, Mary Brandon, was 31. He had at least 2 sons with Mary William. He died on 3 October 1805, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Old Graveyard, Churchtown, Monroe Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.
Scottish and English: occupational name from Older Scots officiar, Middle English officer ‘servant, retainer’ and ‘officer’ in any of various senses. A kirk officiar in Scotland was an ‘officer charged with keeping order in the church and with enforcing church discipline in the parish’ or ‘beadle or church-servant’. In both Scotland and England the word officer was also used to denote the manager of an estate.
English: perhaps a shortened form of Old French orfroisier, Anglo-Norman French, Middle English orfreiser ‘maker of orphrey (gold-thread embroidery)’. Compare Offer 1.