When Alison Millar Archibald was born in 1893, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Wood Archibald, was 25 and her mother, Jessie Adams, was 23. She married David Forsyth Swinton in 1924, in Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. She lived in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 12 April 1990, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 97.
Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient 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.
History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.
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