Ellen Archer

Female1822–about 0006

Brief Life History of Ellen

When Ellen Archer was born in 1822, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, her father, William Archer, was 46 and her mother, Anna Chambers, was 46. She died about 0006.

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Family Time Line

William Archer
1776–1855
Anna Chambers
1776–1842
Robert Macum Archer
1813–1858
Mary Ann Archer
1827–
Sarah Archer
1830–
William Archer
1815–1834
Thomas Archer
1819–1860
Ellen Archer
1822–0006
Jane Archer
1824–
Nancy Caroline Archer
1824–1905
John Archer
1826–1860

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    Name Meaning

    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).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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