Arthur William Walker

Brief Life History of Arthur William

When Arthur William Walker was born on 18 November 1870, in Westbury, Tasmania, Australia, his father, Samuel George Walker, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Jane Crawford, was 28. He married May Rebecca Walker on 5 February 1901, in Westbury, Tasmania, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 11 June 1961, in Tasmania, Australia, at the age of 90.

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Arthur William Walker
May Rebecca Walker
Marriage: 5 February 1901
Hector Allen Walker
Emily May Walker
William Thomas Walker
Stanley Samuel Walker

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Arthur William Walker - Government record: birth: 18 November 1872; Westbury, Meander Valley, Tasmania, Australia
  • Arthur William Walker, "Australia Marriages, 1810-1980"
  • Arthur William Walker in entry for Emily May, "Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration of Births, 1899-1912"

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Name Meaning

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.

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

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