When Thomas Moore Walter was born in 1835, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert M. Walter, was 36 and his mother, Ester Emma Neill, was 36.
English (of Norman origin), German, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, and Danish: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. This personal name was introduced into England both in the reign of Edward the Confessor and by the Normans (in the forms Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er). After the Norman Conquest it soon became one of the most popular personal names in Britain. Compare Walther .
Germanized or Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian Valter and Czech Valtr: from the personal name Valter, Valtr, of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above).