Walker (surname)

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The surname Walker is of English or Scottish origin. It comes from the profession of woollen clothmaking called fulling or walking ("waulking" in Scotland). It involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to get rid of oils and other impurities and to thicken the fibres. The worker who does the job is a fuller, tucker or walker.

In Swiss-German, it is synonymous with Muller, which translates to miller.

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