Literary Characters: Newland

Newland

Name origin: French

Name meaning: From the new farmland

Archer

Name origin: English

Name meaning: from Old French arch(i)er, Middle English archere, hence an occupational name for an archer. This Norman French word partially replaced the native English word bowman in the 14th century. In North America this surname may have absorbed some cases of European cognates such as French Archier.