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The origin of the family name obviously would have been selected from an occupation.  In the medevil times when people first began to aquire last names, and individual would have selected such a name.  Example when he paid taxes they might have asked what his name was and his response would have been, "I am John the Archer".  Perhaps he was a soldier with the local GArrison charged with protecting the cross roads leading into the forst.

Archer Family Crest
in those early times the family crests were simple and usually reepresented an occupation.  The Archer family crest seems to have variations as to which way the arrows are pointed, up or down but all do seem to have 3 arrows.

Research File:
Sarah Archer
Bundy Family Ancestor

Archibald Blair, Doctor b: 1657 in Edinburgh, Scotland & Sarah Archer - b: 1682 in Williamsburg, James City,Virginia - d: 1710 in James City,,Virginia - their daughter was: Mary Elizabeth Blair - b: 20 JAN 1709 in Williamsburg, James City, Virginia who married John Bolling, a Major on the American Revolution against England who was born in 20 January in Cobbs Chesterfield, Virginia
Sahra Archer had one sister named Elizabeth Archer b: 1674 in Henrico,Virginia - d: 1761 in Chesterfield, Virginia
daughter of:
John Archer - b. 1644 Chesterfield, Virginia - d: 1695 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts & Elizabeth Royall b. 1648 Conjurors Neck,Chesterfield,Virginia - d. 1704, Virginia
daughter of:
Joseph Royall - 1681 - 1747 & Elizabeth Kennon - 1679 - 1735
son of:
Joseph Royall 1646 - 07 May 1722 & Elizabeth Wood Archer
son of:
Joseph Royall abt 1625 - 1654 Katherine Banks abt 1627 - 01 Dec 1686 
son of:
Joseph Royall 1550 - 1615 
(See more information on this family history:  
royall.net/Reports/royalls
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Katherine Banks abt 1627 - 01 Dec 1686
Katherine Banks Royall
daughter of:
Christopher John Banks Born about July 2, 1583 in Canterbury, Kent, England d: 1657 & Alice Foxe
Born 1575 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England - Died 1693 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England-
son of:
Christopher Banks Born May 4, 1572 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
son of:
Sir John Banks Born about 1542 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
(Notes on Katherine Banks from article in The Courier Herald - KATHERINE BANKS An American Great Grandmother
................Christopher Banks, father of Katherine Banks, was one of England's most influential commoners in his position with the Old London Company, which financed the settlement of Jamestown and Virginia.
......................Sometime in the early 1640s, Katherine journeyed to America, landing in Charles City County, west of Jamestown on the James River. It was not long after her arrival that she married Joseph Royall, twice a widower and 27 years her senior. Royall had come to Jamestown aboard the Charitie in July 1622, just after Powhatan Chief Opechancanough had murdered three hundred and forty-seven colonists. Royall survived "the burning fever," which killed even more settlers. By transporting colonists to Virginia, Joseph Royall was able to accumulate a large plantation, which he called "Doghams" after the French river D'Augham, on the James River above Shirley and opposite current day Hopewell, Virginia.
.................Katherine Banks Royall Isham was the wealthiest woman in America. Her father gave her one of the first English coaches to be used in the colonies.
.................her most famous child was Mary Isham. Mary was a much courted belle of Virginia. Suitors swarmed to get a glance of this charming young woman, who played the cittern, a three-stringed early version of the mandolin. Mary captured the heart of the wealthy William Randolph of Turkey Island. Over the next three centuries, the couple would come to be known as "the Adam and Eve of Virginia." Now, you will see why.
The Randolphs were the parents of ten children, most notably Isham Randolph. His daughter Jane married Peter Jefferson. They were the parents of President Thomas Jefferson. Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Randolph, married Richard Bland. They were the great-great grandparents of the noble and the revered, General Robert Edward Lee. In point of fact, Katherine's descendants included the wives of both President Jefferson and General Lee.  
Martha Wayles-Jefferson  Mary Anna Custis-Lee. You can see why the Randolphs are the closest thing to royalty that Virginia ever had.
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Alice Foxe
Born 1575 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England - Died 1693 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England - she was married twice:  - 1rst to:  William Thurston and after becoming a widow she married:  Christopher Banks - married October 21, 1596 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
daughter of:
Thomas Foxe & Margaret Gillman


Mary And Elizabeth Royall
Mary And Elizabeth Royall
the are later decendat relatives of the above Elizabeth Royall
who married John Archer - b. 1644 Chesterfield, Virginia - d: 1695 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts

painting about 1758 by John Singleton Copley, American, 1738–1815 -

Copley seldom painted children. His portrait of Mary and Elizabeth Royall is even rarer for showing two children, the teenaged daughters of Isaac Royall, Jr., of Medford, Massachusetts, one of the richest merchants in New England. Royall was a sociable man who loved to entertain in his grand Georgian mansion near the Mystic River in Medford (extant and open to visitors); in 1769, he [39.247]and his wife Elizabeth (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond) would also pose for Copley. Royall’s love for fine things is evident in the portrait he commissioned of his daughters, which was designed to show off the family’s wealth and social status: the girls are dressed in expensive silk gowns trimmed with imported lace, and the velvet drape behind them was intended to bring to mind portraits of English aristocrats who had themselves painted in such a setting. Even the pets in the picture conveyed status: the King Charles spaniel was a favorite of British royalty, and the hummingbird perched on Mary’s finger may have been imported from the West Indies, where Royall conducted profitable trade. The obedient pets and the girls’ modest demeanor were also meant to indicate the girls’ character, showing them to be polite, disciplined, well-mannered young women—good daughters and good future wives. This projection did indeed come to pass: Mary (on the left) married George Erving in 1775 and her younger sister Elizabeth married William Pepperell, the son of Nathanial Sparhawk [1983.595], in 1767. Threatened by the outbreak of the Revolution, Mary and her husband left Boston with her father Isaac Royall, first for Halifax and later for England. Elizabeth, already the mother of four children, died of dysentery in 1775, her Loyalist husband claiming that her early death was caused by food shortages attributable to the revolutionary boycott of British goods. He also left for England, later commissioning Copley to paint a family portrait that included a posthumous likeness of Elizabeth (1778, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh).



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