Heck Name Meaning

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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Beck, Hock, Hack, Huck, Peck, Hecke, Seck, Eck, Rock, Reck

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Heck Family Origin

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Heck Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Brick Layer

    9%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Brick Layer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Heck. A less common occupation for the Heck family was Carpenter. The most common Heck occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Heck's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Heck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Heck in 1944 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Heck

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