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Walker Family History

Walker Name Meaning
English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in western and northern England. Compare Fuller and Tucker. PWH As a Scottish surname it has also been used as a translation of Gaelic Mac an Fhucadair ‘son of the fuller’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Walker Families

  • Number of Walker families
     2,173 - 4,343
     725 - 2,172
     1 - 724
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Walker families
     10,335 - 20,667
     3,446 - 10,334
     1 - 3,445
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Walker families
     2,322 - 4,642
     775 - 2,321
     1 - 774
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Walker Family Origin

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Walker Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Walker

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Walker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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