William Walker Jr

Brief Life History of William

When William Walker Jr was born in 1740, in Cumberland, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, William Joel Walker, was 46 and his mother, Judith Baker, was 37. He married Drucilla Watkins Woodson in 1762, in Cumberland, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 17 August 1810, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, at the age of 70.

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William Walker Jr
Drucilla Watkins Woodson
Marriage: 1762
Elizabeth Walker
1762–about 1805
Lucy Walker
Washington Walker
Jane Walker
Martha Walker
Warren Walker
James Walker
Charles Walker Sr
Frances Walker
Drucilla Woodson Walker
Judith W Walker

Sources (15)

  • William Walker, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • William Walker in entry for Charles Fitch, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Wm Walker in entry for Judith W Walker, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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