Janet Walker

about 1658–

The Life of Janet

Janet Walker was born about 1658. She married James Osswald on 20 February 1674, in Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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James Osswald
Janet Walker
Marriage: 20 February 1674
Thomas Oswald
Janat Osewald

Spouse and Children

20 February 1674
Coaltown of Wemyss, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom



    Janat Osewald


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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Sources (3)

  • Janet Walker, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janat Waker in entry for Janat Osewald, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Walker in entry for Thomas Osswald, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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