Catherine Walker

29 July 1677–
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Walker was born on 29 July 1677, in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Walker, was 31 and her mother, Margaret Thomson, was 29.

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Family Time Line

John Walker
1646–
Margaret Thomson
1648–
William Walker
1668–1675
Catherine Walker
1669–
John Walker
1671–
Margaret Walker
1673–
William Walker
1675–
Catherine Walker
1677–
Margery Walker
1679–

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Name Meaning

English (especially Yorkshire) and Scottish: occupational name for a fuller, Middle English walkere, Old English wealcere, an agent derivative of wealcan ‘to walk, tread’. 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’.

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

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  • Catharine Walker, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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