Last name origins & meanings:
- German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from
Middle High German ecke, egge ‘corner’, German
Eck(e) (Yiddish ek). This could have been the corner of
two streets or, in the case of the German name, the corner of a field
or area of land or a rocky outcrop.
- German: short form of
any of the various Germanic compound personal names with a first
element agi(n), agil ‘edge’, ‘point of a sword’, akin to
the word in 1 above.
- Swedish: topographic or ornamental name, from
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