When Walter Cross Walker was born on 5 June 1801, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Kennoway Walker, was 37 and his mother, Elisabeth Cross, was 28. He married Isabella Murray on 18 April 1833, in Utica, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 August 1867, in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Napanee, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada.
English (mainly North and Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, from Middle English walker, Old English wealcere (an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’), ‘one who trampled cloth in a bath of lye or kneaded it, in order to strengthen it’. 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’. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
History: The name was brought to North America from northern England and Scotland independently by many different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Samuel Walker came to Lynn, MA, c. 1630; Philip Walker was in Rehoboth, MA, in or before 1643. The surname was also established in VA before 1650; a Thomas Walker, born in 1715 in King and Queen County, VA, was a physician, soldier, and explorer.
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