When Peterson Clack Archer was born on 22 November 1833, in Amelia, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Henry Archer, was 56 and his mother, Judith Ann Proudfit, was 31. He married Sarah Jane Loutissa Guerrant on 19 December 1871, in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brownsville, Haywood, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 2, Walker, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 December 1911, in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in McAdams Cemetery, Crabbs Prairie, Walker, Texas, United States.
English and French: from Middle English archere, Anglo-Norman French archer, Old French archier ‘bowman’, 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. Compare Larcher .
German: from an agent derivative of Old High German archa ‘mill-race’ (from Latin arca ‘chest, box’). This surname is rare in Germany.
Germanized form of Slovenian Arhar: German-influenced patronymic from the personal name Arh (see Arch 3), an old vernacular equivalent of Henry . Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name derived from Old High German archa ‘mill-race’ (see 2 above), hence a cognate of Slovenian Rakar (see Raker 4).
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