The family took its name from the office which it held under the dukes of Normandy before the conquest. Willelmus Archairus (general of bowman) held by barony and in chief, in the hundred of Sunburne in Hampshire 1086 (Domesday). Both William L'Archer and Robert L'Archer were both at the conquest of England. Fulbert L'Archer, son of William, witnessed a charter of Saville.

--(Falaise Roll)

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