Heck Family History
Heck Name Meaning
South German: topographic name from Middle High German hecke hegge ‘hedge’. This surname is common in southern Germany and the Rhineland and is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Dutch: topographic name from Middle Dutch heck ‘fence gate’. Compare Van Hecke . English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gate or ‘hatch’ (especially one leading into a forest) northern Middle English heck (Old English hæcce). Compare Hatch .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022