When Margaret Walker was born on 8 September 1938, in Lexie Crossroads Cemetery, Lexie Crossroads, Franklin, Tennessee, United States, her father, Woodrow Wilson Walker, was 24 and her mother, Lena V McClure, was 19. She married James Donald Brazier on 6 October 1956, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 4 February 2015, in Belvidere, Franklin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Owens Chapel Cemetery, Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, 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.