Walker Family Crest


walker family crest coat of arms

Colors on the Walker family crest explained

Argent (silver) -represents the peaceful and sincere nature of Walker family members since ancient times.

Azure (blue) - represents the family's loyalty and truthful nature

Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Walkers when called upon.


 Symbols on the Walker family crest explained


The three crescents - represents family members steady control and power over everyday actions.

The three roundels (circular shapes), is believed to be a symbol from the times of the crusade and represents justice.

The Chevron shape - symbolizes the historical family home, the importance of home for family members through the years and the safety this provides.

The captured lizard - represents wisdom and the successful pursuit of wisdom by this ancient family.


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Origins of the Walker family name

    The name Walker is derived from the Old English word wealcere, which means "maker of cloth".

    The first recorded use of the name is from the 12th century, when William le Walkere was listed in the Pipe Rolls of London.

    The name Walker has been used as a given name and surname since that time.


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    Summary of the Walker family and the Walker family crest

    • The first recorded use of the surname Walker is from the 12th century. The Walker family was originally from the county of Yorkshire, England, but is strongly associated with Scotland.
    • The Walkers were a prominent family in the Scottish and English Borders during the 14th and 15th centuries.
    • Their estates included Walkerburn, in the Scottish Borders, and Walkerburn Castle.
    • The family also owned lands in Northumberland, England.
    • The first use of the name Walker as a given name is believed to be from the 16th century.
    • It is thought that the name was given to children whose parents hoped they would grow up to be cloth makers like their ancestors.
    • The name Walker is also found in Ireland, where it is believed to be of Scottish origin.
    • The name is most common in the Ulster province, where the Walker family has been settled since the 17th century.
    • The first recorded use of the name in America was in 1623, when William Walker emigrated from England to Virginia.
    • The Walker family has been an important part of American history ever since.