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Ruby Violet Walker (1901-1990) with a friend

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Origins of surname

Although it is tempting to believe that this name originated with someone who preferred to walk, rather than ride, take a bus or hail a taxi, it is actually a far older surname, which was either an occupational name for a fuller, or a locational name from a place called Walker in Northumberland. If occupational it derives from the pre 7th Century word "wealcere", and describes the work of the fuller to scour and thicken raw cloth in a large vessel containing a water mixture by trampling on it.

Early records

There are Walker baptism records in Jersey church registers as early as 1700, but the number of immigrant soldiers and other newcomers makes it very difficult to assemble family trees.

The name is clearly still present in Jersey today, but the ancestry of the many families with the name is difficult to establish.

Variants

  • Walker

Family records

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Church records



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Family histories



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Great War service



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Walker family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Edith Walker, Kerami, Pontac - 6 June 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • Frank Walker, Elmfield, Peirson Road, St Helier - 18 October 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • Joseph Walker, Elmwood, Hayes Road, Beckenham, Kent - 23 August 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • Joseph Walker, Rockvale, St Lawrence - 23 December 1909, D/Y/A/68
  • Juliana Walker, Kings Cliff House, St Helier - 21 July 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Malcolm Walker, La Forge, Trinity - 14 November 1945, D/Y/A/114
  • Margaret Walker, Norwood Villa, St Saviour's Road - 28 July 1933, D/Y/A/94
  • Mary Walker of St Helier, widow 20 March 1843 - D/Y/A/25
  • Ralph Walker, Vicar of St Lukes - 2 February 1921, D/Y/A/81
  • Sarah Walker née Cook, Rockvale, St Lawrence - 13 April 1917, D/Y/A/76
  • Selina Walker, Rosedale, Patier Lane, St Saviour - 28 December 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • Thomas Walker Fowler of 1 Market Street, St Helier, Hairdresser - 14 January 1891, D/Y/A/50
  • Thomas Walker, Holmhurst, Queens Avenue, St Helier - 28 December 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • William Walker bequeaths to Anne Jane Journé property in the funds of Brazil - 4 January 1864, D/Y/A/32



Walker family gravestones

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