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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. 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


Similar surnames: Waller, Walke, Walmer, Wicker, Acker, Galler, Hawker, Walter, Walzer

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Walker Family Origin

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Walker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Walker family was Farm Laborer. The most common Walker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Walker's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walker.

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