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There are 13,708 people with the Heck surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Heck surname come from:
USA
 (78%)
Canada
 (6%)
Germany
 (5%)
Brazil
 (4%)
Great Britain
 (1%)
Belgium
 (0.8%)
Australia
 (0.6%)
Netherlands
 (0.6%)
France
 (0.5%)
Philippines
 (0.3%)
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The meaning of the name Heck:
  1. 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.
  2. German: topographic name from Middle High German hecke, hegge ‘hedge’. This name is common in southern Germany and the Rhineland.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
Most popular first names with surname Heck:
Anna Heck   Barbara Heck   Catherine Heck   Elizabeth Heck   Fred Heck   Jacob Heck   John Heck   Joseph Heck   Katharina Heck   Margaret Heck   Mary Heck   Michael Heck   Peter Heck   Sarah Heck   William Heck  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Heck:
Heck Web Site, 38 members
A Heck Család és Rokonsága, 9 members
Arledge - Aldrich - Gladney - Heck Web Site, 6 members
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