The surname Archibald is originally of Norman origin and came to Scotland and England at the time of the Norman conquest in the 11th Century. The name is of nickname origin being derived from the Norman given name " Archambault " meaning bold or daring. An early record of the name is in Roxburgh, Scotland in 1390 when Robert Archebalde held a charter at the hospital there. Today there are approximately 8,000 bearers of the name Archibald living in the United States.
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