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Heck Family History

Heck Name Meaning
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.Possibly 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. DEB.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Heck Families

  • Number of Heck families
     200 - 398
     67 - 199
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Heck families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Heck families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Heck Family Origin

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Heck Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Heck

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Heck Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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