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Archibald Family History

Archibald Name Meaning
Scottish: from a Scottish personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) Continental 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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Archibald Families

  • Number of Archibald families
     73 - 143
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Archibald families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Archibald families
     318 - 633
     107 - 317
     1 - 106
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Archibald Family Origin

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Archibald Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Archibald

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Archibald Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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