The surname ‘Walker ‘ originates from England, and Scotland. It is an occupational name for a fuller, from the Middle English word ‘walkere’, Old English ‘wealcere’, an agent derivative of ‘wealcan’ which means to ‘walk’, ‘tread’. This was the regular term for the occupation during the Middle Ages in West and Northern England, but now the surname is fairly widespread. It is also a habitation name from a place in Northumberland, so called from the Middle English word ‘wall’ meaning (Roman) wall and ‘kerr’ meaning marsh. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Walker’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Geoffrey le Walkere’, from the city of London, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Captain Richard Walker’, from Wimbledon, England. He emigrated North America in 1629, with ‘Governor John Endecott´s’ band (second season), lan… Coat of arms: Azure a …
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