Walker Family History & Genealogy

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Walker Last Name History & Origin

Updated May 08, 2022


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.


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.

Name Origin

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.

Spellings & Pronunciations

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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.

Famous People named Walker

Walker colt gun was developed by samuel walker a relative

Early Walkers

These are the earliest records we have of the Walker family.


Walker Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Walker family member is 68.9 years old according to our database of 197,744 people with the last name Walker that have a birth and death date listed.


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Penny Nystrom commented on Dec 01, 2002
In the census 1830 George Walker age 76 and Rebecca Walker age 37? Children: Martha, Joshua, and Hampton. There were other children, too. Names? Martha's children: Annallah age 16, Hampton age 23, John and Mary both (twins), Patrick, Sarah, and Hampton. In the Census 1840 Ruthford Co. Joshua married to Elizabeth Hunt and all moved to Whiteside settlement Ruthford Co on September 27, 1850. Witness- John Walker Martha's brother? June 18, 1860- GoldenValley Ruthford Co. North Carolina Joshua age 37 and Elizabeth age 27 Children: John age 13, Hampton age 10, Joshua age 7, Martha age 3, Nancy age 2 lived with Rebecca age 76, Martha age 40, Hampton age 28. Martha's children: Annallah age 16 and Hampton age 23 (Labor) October 15,1868, Rutherford Co. North Carolina Hampton married to Susan Apply Father of Hampton was George Walker? Father of Susan was Henry Apply. July 1, 1870 Hampton and Susan had a baby Hampton- 1 year old. Joshua and Elizabeth had Mary,Berry and George on that year. 1870 census, Burk Co. N.C. Birth place of Fannie York, She was 22 years old. Born on 1848? 1880 Census, Lower Fork, Burke Co. N.C. Fannie york was 32 years old. Sam York her son was 3 years old born in Cherryville, N.C. March 4, 1870, Rutherford Co. N.C. Hampton Walker married Nancy Terry. Father of Hampton was Josuha Walker Mother of Nancy was Nancy Johnson. They moved June 8, 1880 to Bysartville, Mc Dowell Co. N.C. 1890 Hampton and son george W. worked in a mine. James H., Mary N.and Martha Nancy with kids ran away. June 15,1880 Golden Valley Township, Rutherford Co. N.C. Joshua Walker was a servant at age 50 or 60? March 24, 1885 Lincoln Co. N.C. Hampton Walker married Fanny York (5 months pregnant) They had children: Earnest F., Sally, Lizzie my grandma, and Oma. Fanny was pregnant with Samuel York. Hampton my great grandpa died at home in Soulder, Mo on May 30, 1933 and was buried in Souder Cemetary, Soulder, Mo. Fannie York Walker died on April 9, 1908 at home and was buried in Souder Cemetary. There were no tombstone for either, just two rocks near the fence on the right side of the church. June 6, 1900 Ozark Co. Jackson Township, MO. On September 15, 1902 Hampton and Fannie got 90+30/100 acres Homestead from U.S. President Theodore Rossevelt. Sold 50 acres to Ernest Walker of Hilo, MO, Douglas Co. by Hampton and 3rd wife Nancy J. Walker. Marriage- Oct 25,1912 witness: Boone and Luna Abstractor Later on more histories..
Unknown Morgan commented on Apr 18, 2004
my daddy's grandpa was Louis Anderson Walker. He married Sarah Lavonia Parker. They had several children: Lonnie Homer, Jesse Lee, Lena Mae, Grady & two more children. My grandpa was Homer, he married Nora Haynes. they had O'Neal, Ernest, Lewis & Rosa. my dad is Lewis. His mom died when he was about 7. grandpa remarried a lady named Lula Ragsdale. they had a daughter Martha together. Oneal married Marie & had one daughter Louise Ernest married Ruth & had Patsy, Betty, Alice, Dennis, Michael & Linda. Lewis married Lois & had Claudetta, Susan, Paul & Penny. Rosa was married to Mack & had Jim, Joe & Diane. then married John and had David & Mark. Martha married Braxton & had Gerald & Lonnie.
Tabatha Weaver commented on Feb 18, 2008
My fiance's mother was adopted at birth from Carmi, Illinois. Her name is Donna Sue and was adopted by Fern and William Cox in 1957. She knows that her mother's name is Nancy Walker whose parents owned a store in Concord, Illinois and had since the civil war. She knows that her father's last name was Travelstead and he lived in Concord, Illinois. He has a sister whose name may be "Flo". She was blind in one eye and used a glass eye. She knows that there is a lot of Indian in her father's side of her blood line. Donna has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She has two children (a boy, Benjamin and a girl, Angie) She is interested in learning about her natural family's origin and about medical history. If you have any information or would like to know anything more from me, please feel free to contact me through email, or this site. My email address is [contact link] Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing from anyone who knows anything and who wants to help my future mother-in-law learn about her heritage.
Erlene Best commented on Feb 11, 2011
Naomi was the daughter of Phillip Aden Walker and Chloe Mae Hedrick. She married Lovis L. Walker. Obituary from the "Bluefield Daily Telegraph," Bluefield, WV, November 19, 2009: "Our precious, wonderful, beautiful mother, Naomi Lois Walker, 91, of Pinoak, died peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at Sandy's Home Sweet Home in Pinoak. born July 6, 1918 at Besoco in Raleigh County, she was the daughter of the late Phillip Aden Walker and Chloe Mae Hedrick Walker. Mrs. Walker was a member of Rich Creek Primitive Baptist Church at Pinoak. She was a former employee of Beckley Manufacturing and Majestic Laundry in Princeton. Her most devoted and cherished duties were to her family, friends and neighbors whom she cherished. She was spirited, humorous and good to all. She loved to quilt with her friends, read newspapers, listen to preachers on the radio and sing. She loved to tend her farm animals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lovis L. Walker, Sr.; one son, Lovis Walker, Jr.; one grandson, Tracy Akers; four sisters, Anna Marie McKeon, Reva Walker, Estes Gibson and Gyle Johnson; two brothers, Andrew Walker and Avil Walker; and stepmother, Mayna McComas Walker. Survivors include four daughters, Delma Birchfield and her husband Abner (Buddy) of Athens, Adele Kossel and her husband Kurt of Beckley, Elizabeth Akers and her fiance Roger Hodge of Princeton, Nancy Semones and her husband Harvey of Lashmeet; and one sister, Peggy Vencill and her husband Marvin of Princewick; and one stepsister, Rema Meadows of Beckley; 20 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Naomi was a mother 'by heart' to Arnold Walker, Jerry Walker and Yvonne Walker-Wiles; Naomi's nephews and nieces; children of Naomi's precious sister-in-law, Deloris Walker Hicks and precious brother-in-law, Tony Preston Walker. They praised her for her love and caring. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2009 at the Rowland H. Bailey Funeral Chapel of the Bailey-Kirk Funeral Home in Princeton withElder Lewis Lester officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Lashmeet. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Teresa Fleming commented on Mar 10, 2014
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.
Teresa Fleming commented on Mar 10, 2014
if anyone is interested in seeing the picture please contact me...... hope to hear from someone soon :)
Kenny Walker commented on Mar 04, 2015
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.
Sharon Goemaere commented on Mar 06, 2015
Hi Kenny,I am looking for a Mary Maude Walker married to Harry Spencer.In Missouri.These were my maternal grandparents.
Kenny Walker commented on Mar 07, 2015
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.
Lori Russell commented on Aug 12, 2021
My Combs, Sawyers, Lozar are in Michigan. There is a Doug Sawyer married to a Audrey. His mom was Dorothea C Lozar. Dorothea married a couple times. A Sawyer man. George Westly Combs. And my grandfather Ferris Thompson. Doug Sawyer also has a couple of brothers. So the Walker line is definitely coming to Michigan. To Fenwick Michigan. There is a Marrita Julia Combs to. Along with this Cynthia Combs. I think this Marritta Combs is with George westly Combs. Some where in this line my mom comes about. Oh Gerald Combs too.
Lori Russell commented on Sep 16, 2021
Looking for a Mrs. Porter Walker.
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