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Walker Surname History

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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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.

Walker Life Expectancy

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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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