Hecht Family History
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Hecht Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht ‘pike’, generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Hecht or Yiddish hekht ‘pike’, one of the many Ashkenazic ornamental names taken from vocabulary words denoting wildlife.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Recht, Licht, Luecht, Pech, Lucht, Nacht, Herdt, Heck, Hehl, Hach