The name larcher was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a bowman or archer.
The surname larcher was originally derived from the Old French word archer,
and the preposition le,
which means the,
which is abbreviated to l'
when placed next to a vowel, as in l'archer.
Early Origins of the larcher family
The surname larcher was first found in Derbyshire
, where they were granted lands by King William, Duke of Normandy
, for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. William L'Archairus, was General of bowmen for Duke William, and he was granted the Hundred
of Sunburne in Hampshire
in the year 1086. He was so recorded in the Domesday Book
. Both William L'Archer and his son were, according to Barlow, and his "Peerage of England
," at the Conquest.
Early History of the larcher family
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larcher Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname larcher include Larcher, Lercher, Lurcher, Larchier and others.
Early Notables of the larcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the larcher family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first larchers to arrive on North American shores:
larcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Larcher who landed in North America in 1771
larcher Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Madeleine Larcher, who arrived in Canada in 1667
Contemporary Notables of the name larcher (post 1700)
- Brigadier-General Elophe-Jean Larcher (1880-1949), French Commanding Officer Infantry, 53rd Infantry Division (1939-1940) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Elophe-Jean Larcher. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Larcher/Elophe-Jean/France.html
- Hubert Larcher (b. 1921), French physician and authority on industrial medicine who was also active in the field of parapsychology
The larcher Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sola bona quae honesta
Motto Translation: Those things only are good which are honest.
larcher Family Crest Products
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Elophe-Jean Larcher. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Larcher/Elophe-Jean/France.html