Hack Family History
Hack Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hac(c)o a short form of a compound name beginning with the element hag ‘hedge enclosure’. German and Dutch: occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter (see Hacker ). North German: occupational name for a peddler (see Haack ). North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge (see Heck ). North German: perhaps also a topographic name from hach hack ‘dirty boggy water’. English: from the early Middle English personal name Acke or (with prosthetic H-) Hake which is an Anglo-Scandinavian pet form of Old Scandinavian Áskell (see Haskell ).7: English: alternatively a borrowing of Middle Dutch Hakke a de-nasalized variant of Hanke which is a Flemish and Picard pet form of John .8: English: nickname from Middle English hak ‘unsparing ruthless’.9: Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish hak ‘axe’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022