Last name origins & meanings:
- North German: occupational name from Middle Low German
hoke, hoker ‘huckster’, ‘hawker’, ‘peddler’ or possibly
from Middle Low German hake ‘young fellow’.
- North German
and Dutch: from Middle Low German hāke, Dutch haak
‘hook’ (e.g. a fish-hook), perhaps a nickname for someone with some
deformity such as a hunch back or a metonymic occupational name for
someone who made or used hooks.
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