When Jane Walker was born on 12 March 1813, in Leigh, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Walker, was 29 and her mother, Jane Alcock, was 29. She married George Brindley on 23 December 1839, in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 30 March 1903, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.
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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