Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate or
‘hatch’ (especially one leading into a forest), northern Middle
English heck (Old English hæcc), or a habitational
name from Great Heck in North Yorkshire, which is named with this
word. Compare Hatch.
- German: topographic name
from Middle High German hecke, hegge ‘hedge’. This name
is common in southern Germany and the Rhineland.
an Americanized spelling of French Hec(q), a topographic name
from Old French hec ‘gate’, ‘barrier’, ‘fence’ (compare 1), or
a habitational name from a place named with this word.
- Shortened form of the Dutch surname van (den) Hecke, a
habitational name from any of several places called ten Hekke in the
Belgian provinces of East and West Flanders.
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