Walters Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Walters Name Meaning: An Old English name thought to have derived from the Old German name 'Waldhar' meaning 'rule' and 'army'.

Introduced after the Norman Conquest, initially used as a forename. Would also have been taken form a father's forename (in this instance Walter or similar).

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Walters Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Walters family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 216
Female Servant 204
Independent 110
Farmer 93
Labourer 90
Male Servant 85
Coal Miner 41
Miner 33
Shoe Maker 31
Collier 30
Carpenter 23
Tailor 23
Butcher 17
Blacksmith 14
Weaver 14
Dress Maker 14
Smith 12
Apprentice 11
Cotton Weaver 11
Servant 11
Nailor 11
Grocer 11
Cooper 10
Copper Miner 10
Brick Maker 9

Walters Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Walters 100% 86,606
2 Wallters 88% 210
3 Wolters 86% 102

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