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.

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List of People with Surname Heck

According to our database, there are a total of 5,427 people with the surname Heck. Among these people surnamed Heck, there are about 782 unique names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. Barbara Heck, Christopher Heck and George Heck are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Heck, with 53, 46 and 46 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Pennsylvania has the largest number of people surnamed Heck, with a total of 559 people, and there are a total of 326 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Heck, with a total of 373 people and an average of 264 unique names.