Walker Family History

Meaning of surname: Walker

Walker is a surname meaning either a fuller, derived from the Middle English walkcere, meaning "a fuller of cloth," or an officer whose duty consisted of walking or inspecting a certain space of forest ground. The origin may be Dutch or German as Walker is the modern German for 'Fuller,' with weavers fleeing religious persecution in North West Europe settling along the North Eastern English coast (cf the town of Walker near Newcastle). The name is also found within African Kenyan tribes.

We found 12,803,816 Genealogy and Family History Records for Walker in our Newspaper Archive.

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