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Historical References

"WALKER. A trade name from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) wealcere, Middle English walker, a fuller or thickener of woollen cloth, Latin fullo. The 'waulk mill' still preserves the name in many parishes. Thomas dictus Walkar in record in Berwick in 1324 (Cambus., 39), William Walkere held land in Inuemys in 1361 (REM, p. 305), and Andrew and John fulloni were tenants of the Douglas in the barony of Buittle in 1376 (RUM., i, p. be). Johannes Walker was juror on an inquest held in the episcopal lands of Aldrochty in 1393 (REM, p. 205), Donald Walcare held land in St. Leonards, Edinburgh, in 1457 (Neubotel, 284), Johannes Walcar alias hatmaker was made burgess of Perth, 1546 (Mill, Plays, p. 265), and Alexander Walker had a charter of feu-ferm of the fuller's mill in Burnemouth, c. 1560 (RD, p. 474). The Craft of Walkeris, Wakers, or Waulkers of Edinburgh obtained a seal of cause in August, 1500, from the magistrates of the city ( (Maitland, History of Edinburgh, p. 308). In Glasgow there is mention in 1454 of "The Kyngis strayt the qwhilk is callit the Walcargat" (LCD, p. 177), in Latin documents Victu futtonwn. It was the old name of the Saltmarket till about the middle of the seventeenth century. Valcar 4526, Valcer 1522, Valker 1583, Waker 1681, Walcair 1590, Walcar 1511, Walcare I486, Walcer 1493, Waulcar 1555. In the Highlands Walker is used as a rendering of Mac an fhucadair, for which see under MACNUCATOR. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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