Archie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Archie family
The surname Archie was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the in the 13th century when they held a family seat at East Henrith.
Early History of the Archie family
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Archie Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Archie has appeared include Arches, Archies, Arch, Archs, Ark, Arks and others.
Early Notables of the Archie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Archie family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Archie arrived in North America very early: William Arches, who settled in Maryland in 1677.
Contemporary Notables of the name Archie (post 1700) +
- George Albert Archie (1914-2001), American Major League Baseball infielder with the Detroit Tigers (1938), Washington Senators (1941) and the St. Louis Browns (1941, 1946)
- Willard D. Archie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1940 
- John Archie Holmes (1912-2009), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 24th District, 1970 
- Denis Archie Ducharme (b. 1955), Canadian politician from Alberta
- Ivan Archie Swinburne, Member of Legislative Council of Victoria, Australia
- G. Archie Bedell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956 
- Archie Spigner (1928-2020), African-American politician who served in the New York City Council from 1974 to 2001
- Archie McComb (1885-1968), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1912
- Archie Hapai, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 2008 
- Archie Leadbetter, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1950 
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