Saturday, September 3, 2016
Surname Saturday: Walker
According to the Internet Surname Database, the surname Walker is of Anglo-Scottish origins and is either a locational name that comes from Walker, Northumberland, or an occupational name for a fuller, from the pre-7th-century word wealcere (which describes a fuller's work of scouring and thickening cloth by placing it in a vessel containing a water mixture and trampling on it).
According to Irish Ancestors, the surname Walker is common in all areas of Ireland, particularly in Ulster.
My 3rd-great-grandmother Anna "Ann" Walker was born on 28 February 1842 in Ireland. I do not yet know the identity of her father.