When Lucretia Pickering Walker was born on 15 July 1799, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Charles Walker, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Pickering, was 26. She married Samuel Finley Breese Morse on 29 September 1818, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 7 January 1825, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 25.
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.