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WALKER - Name Meaning & Origin


WALKER Surname Meaning & Origin:

Walker is an occupational surname for a fuller, or one who "walked" on raw, damp cloth in order to thicken it. Derived from the Middle English walkcere, meaning "a fuller of cloth," and the Old English wealcan, "to walk or tread."

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Walker Family History Project
This site is dedicated to collecting and recording genealogical information about Walker ancestors worldwide, and includes a number of online databases.

John Walker Family Organization
Family history of the descendants of Robert Walker and Sarah Leager who came from England to Boston via the Winthrop Fleet of 1630.

Walker Surname DNA Project
Over 500 Walkers from around the world have joined together to establish a database of Walker DNA haplotypes to determine which Walker lineages share a common ancestor.

FamilySearch - WALKER Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Walker surname and its variations.

WALKER Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Walker surname.

Cousin Connect - WALKER Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Walker, and sign up for free notification when new Walker queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - WALKER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Walker.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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