Walker (surname)


Walker (surname)

Walker is a surname of English origin.

In English, the name comes from the medieval profession of a ‘walker’, a person who trod on woollen cloth in a bath of Fuller's earth, and sometimes urine, in order to thicken the fibres and ready the cloth for use.

* Aldace F. Walker, (1842-1901), American railroad business manager
* Alice Walker, (born 1944), American author
* Amasa Walker, Congressman (1862-63), writer on financial subjects
* Anna Walker, British civil servant
* Anna Walker (television presenter), English television presenter
* Antoine Walker, (born 1976), American basketball player
* Arthur B. C. Walker, Jr. (1936-2001), American solar physicist
* Arthur Geoffrey Walker (1909-2001), an English cosmologist
* Ben Walker, Australian rugby league player
* Benjamen Walker, American radio personality
* Butch Walker, (born 1969), American recording artist, songwriter, and record producer
* Madam C.J. Walker, African-American entrepreneur
* Cas Walker, American entrepreneur, entertainer, politician
* Carlos Walker, birth name of Shawty Lo, American rap musician
* Cecil Walker, Northern Irish politician
* Charles Walker, (born 1948), American astronaut
* Charles Scott Walker, {born 1962), Auto Dealer, Houston, TX
* Chris Walker, (disambiguation)
* Daniel Walker, (born 1922), American politician
* David (or Dave) Walker, various people of the same name:
** Dave Walker, English singer
** David Walker (abolitionist), (1785-1830), African-American activist
** David Walker (racing driver), (born 1941), Racing driver
** David M. Walker (astronaut), (1944-2001), American astronaut
** David M. Walker (U.S. Comptroller General), (born 1951), American politician
** David S. Walker (1815-1891), American politician
*Diana Barnato Walker (1918-2008), English pilot
*Doak Walker (1927-1998), American football player
*Dorothy Walker Bush, (1901-1992), American political-family member
*Elizabeth Walker (dancer), New York City Ballet dancer and ballet teacher
* Lieutenant General Emmett H. Walker, Jr., chief of the National Guard Bureau from August 16, 1982 to August 15, 1986
* Eric A. Walker (1910-1995), President of Penn State University from 1956-1970
* Felix Walker (born 1935), member of the Swiss National Council from St. Gallen
* Francis Walker (1764-1806), U.S. Congressman from Virginia
* Francis Walker -- (1809-1874) English entomologist
* Frank O. Walker, Philippine-American War Medal of Honor recipient
*Fraser Walker (born 1972), British medley swimmer
* Captain Frederic John “Johnnie” Walker (1896-1944), Royal Navy officer
* George Walker, various people of the same name:
** George Walker (1645-1690), English soldier
** George Walker (composer), (born 1922), African American composer
** George H. Walker, (1811-1866), American politician
** George Herbert Walker, (1875-1953), American entrepreneur
* Gilbert Walker, (1868-1958), an English meteorologist
* H.M. Walker, (c.1884-1937), American scriptwriter
* Herschel Walker, (born 1962), American football player
* Isaac P. Walker, (1815-1872), American politician
* James Walker, (1794-1874), American educator
* Jearl Walker, (born 1945), American physicist
* Jimmy Walker, (1881-1946), American politician
* Jimmie Walker, (born 1947), American comic actor: "Good times"
* John Walker, various people of the same name:
** John Walker (naturalist), (1730-1803), Scottish naturalist
** John Walker (lexicographer), (1732-1807), English lexicographer
** John Walker (inventor), (fl. 19th century), English chemist & inventor
** John M. Walker, Jr. (judge), (born 1940), U.S. federal judge
** John Walker (grocer), (1805–1857), Scottish whisky entrepreneur
** John Walker (painter), (born 1939), English painter
** John Walker (programmer), computer programmer
** John Walker (Birmingham Six), Irish criminal
** John Walker (runner), (born 1952), New Zealand runner
** John Walker Lindh , (born 1981), American member of Taliban
** John Anthony Walker, (born 1937) American sailor & Soviet spy
** John Brisben Walker, (1847-1931), American entrepreneur & publisher
*Walker, John Ernest, English chemist
** John Williams Walker, (1783-1823), American politician
* Joseph Walker, various people of the same name:
** Joseph A. Walker, (1921-1966), American Air Force rocket-plane test pilot; in the X-15 set world altitude records; winner of international & USAF astronauts wings
** Joseph Marshall Walker, (1786-1856), American politician
* Junior Walker, (1931-1995), musician
* Kara Walker (born 1969), a contemporary American artist
* Kevin Walker, various people of the same name
* Larry Walker, (born 1966), Canadian baseball player
* Laura Walker, (born 1970), American swimmer
* Liza Walker, actress
* Lucius M. Walker, (1829–1863), American soldier
* Marcy Walker, (born 1961), American actress
* Margaret Walker , (1915-1998), American poet
* Mary Edwards Walker, (1832-1919), American activist
* Michael Walker, various people of the same name:
** Michael Walker (jockey), New Zealand jockey
** Michael Walker (economist), Canadian economist
* Mickey Walker, (1903-1981), American boxer
* Mort Walker, (born 1923), American cartoonist
* Murray Walker, (born 1923), English journalist
* Nancy Walker, (1922-1992), American actress
* Norman W. Walker, (1886-1985), English-American businessman and pioneer in the field of vegetable juicing
* Obadiah Walker, (1616-1699), English man of letters
* Olene S. Walker, (born 1930), American politician
* Patrick Gordon Walker, (1907-1980), British politician
* Paul Walker, (born 1973), American actor
* Peter Walker, various people of the same name:
** Peter Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, (b. 1932), British politician
* R. Tracy Walker, American politician
* Randy Walker (1954-2006), American football coach
* Rebecca Walker, (born 1969), American activist
* Reggie Walker, (1889-1951), South African track and field athlete
* Rob Walker, 1960s Formula One team owner (Rob Walker Racing Team)
* Robert J. Walker, (1801-1869), American economist & statesman
* Sally Walker, Australian academic administrator; current president of Deakin University
* Scott Walker, various people of the same name:
** Scott Walker (singer), (b. 1943), American singer/songwriter/composer
** Scott Walker (boxer), (1970-2004), American boxer
* Scott Walker (hockey), (born 1973), Canadian hockey player
* Sears Cook Walker, (1805-1853), American astronomer
* Shane Walker, Australian rugby league player
*T-Bone Walker, (1910-1975) American musician
* Thomas Walker, various people of the same name:
** Thomas Walker, (1919-2003), American soldier
** Thomas Walker (Australian politician), (1858–1932), Australian politician
* Tonja Walker, soap opera actress
* Vincent Walker, American singer and trumpet player (Suburban Legends)
* Wade Walker, the male lead role in the movie "Cry-Baby"
* Walton Walker, (fl. 1940s), American soldier
* William Walker, various people of the same name:
** William Walker (composer), (1809-1875), American musician
** William Walker (diver), (1869-1918), restored underpinnings of Winchester Cathedral
** William Walker (soldier), (1824-1860), American-born soldier & Nicaragua politician
** William Henry Romaine-Walker, (1854–1940), English architect and interior decorator
** William H. T. Walker, (1816-1864), American Army officer & Confederate generalAs a given name:
* Walker Connor, American political scientist specializing in nationalism studies
* Walker Evans, American photographer
* Walker Percy, American author

As an aka:
*Colorow Ignacio Ouray Walkara. Ute Chief

Fictional characters

*Christopher "Kit" Walker, name of the comic book character "The Phantom"
*Walker (Danny Phantom), a character of "Danny Phantom"
*The Walker family of the TV series "Brothers & Sisters"
*Jed Walker, a comic book character
*Private Joe Walker from the British television series Dad's Army.
*Walker Boh, character from the "Shannara" series
*Molly Walker, chacter from the show Heroes
*Allen Walker, the main character of "D.Gray-man"


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