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|The meaning of the name Heck:|
- 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.
|Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003|
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Heck family DNA Project
There is a Heck DNA project which verifies if individuals with this last name (or similar) are related.