Archibald was not a common name among the Barra MacNeils but there is evidence that this name was used. The tacksman of Sandray was supposed to have been an Archibald MacNeil. There is a family which settled in Cape Breton that reportedly descends from an Archibald MacNeil as well. Perhaps this is the same Archibald as the one at Sandray. The name sometimes also appears among the Cape Breton MacNeils in the early generations. Most of the Cape Breton MacNeils came from Barra.