If you are conducting some Archer family history research then you can view the Archer coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Archer surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Archer in Ireland is
derived from an Anglo-Norman
family who became completely
integrated into Gaelic society
forming the Airseir Sept who
were one of the famous
'Tribes of Kilkenny'.
It is in the Southern counties that
the majority of descendants bearing
this name can still today be found.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Chevron||Denotes Protection. Often granted as a reward to one who has achieved some Notable Enterprise|
|Arrows/Arrow-Heads||Often symbolizing military readiness|
|Mullet/Star of Five Points||Denotes Virtue, Learning, and Piety.|
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