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Walker family history, one branch of which is African-American, has a rich and complex origin of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Walker family members. The Walker family name is an old heredity that has migrated all across the world over the centuries, and as the name Walker has spread, it has evolved making it's history a challenge to uncover. This Walker history and genealogy page contains the contributed history of the Walker family name made up of user-submitted content from users like you.

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Teresa Fleming i am searching for some info on a Harry Walker......... i believe he lived in or around bigheart oklahoma which is now known as Barndall......... he would have been there around 1931........ i have a picture of my g aunt with a man and on the back of the picture it has the name Harry Walker.......i desprately need to find some answers as to if this is in fact harry walker and if anyone recognizes this picture.
Mar 10, 2014 · Reply
Teresa Fleming if anyone is interested in seeing the picture please contact me...... hope to hear from someone soon :)
Mar 10, 2014 · Reply
Kenny Walker My father was Harry Walker and I know he was married to someone else before for my mom.He passed away around the 90's His age was about 91 when he died.My name is Kenny Walker.
Mar 04 · Reply
Sharon Goemaere Hi Kenny,I am looking for a Mary Maude Walker married to Harry Spencer.In Missouri.These were my maternal grandparents.
Mar 06 · Reply
Kenny Walker Teresa...This is what I have so far...My dad married a woman named Clara B and I don't know her maiden name,But my dad was borned in Kingsport TN.My e-mail is [contact link] If you need to contact me.
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Walker Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The "Walker" name generally comes from the British isles (England and the east coast of Scotland), though it can also be found in Denmark (Vikings from which settled the east coast of Scotland) and parts of Germany. One branch of the Walker family Is African-American.

Walker Meaning & Etymology

The name "Walker" is an ancient name (ca. AD 1000) generally associated with the textile (wool) industry. "Walk" is an old word for felt (as in felt cloth, which is still known as "walked wool" in some places). "Walkers" made felt by boiling wool.

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Most Common Walker First Names

According to our database of 319,507 people with the last name Walker that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • William 3.2%
  • James 3.1%
  • John 3.0%
  • Robert 2.0%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • George 1.6%
  • Charles 1.6%
  • Thomas 1.1%
  • Joseph 0.8%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • David 0.7%
  • Willie 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Edward 0.6%
  • Richard 0.6%
  • Walker 0.6%
  • Frank 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Donald 0.4%
  • J 0.4%
  • Annie 0.4%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Ruth 0.4%
  • Harold 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Walter 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Raymond 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Paul 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Jack 0.3%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Frederick 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Alfred 0.3%
  • Martha 0.3%
  • Jessie 0.3%

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