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The Heck name comes from the Middle High German word "hecke," or "hegge," meaning "hedge;" as such it was likely originally a topographic name for someone who lived near a hedge. This name is common in southern Germany and the Rhineland.

Heck Early Origins



The surname Heck was first found in Flanders, where the name Heck became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

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Heck Spelling Variations


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Heck Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Heck, Hecke, van Heck, van Hecke, van den Hecke and others.

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Heck Early History


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Heck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Heck research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Heck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Heck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Heck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrig Heck, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Sebastiaen Heck, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Ludwick Heck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Mary Heck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Elizabeth Heck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August W Heck, who arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • Heinrich Heck, aged 34, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Eichnty Heck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • Mrs. Heinr Heck, who arrived in America in 1849
  • Jak Heck, who landed in America in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heck Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Paul Heck U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heck (post 1700)



  • Richard Fred Heck (1931-2015), American chemist noted for the discovery and development of the Heck reaction, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2010)
  • Erik Madigan Heck (b. 1983), American photographer
  • Oswald D. Heck (1902-1959), American lawyer and politician
  • Ralph Adam Heck (b. 1941), former American football linebacker
  • Jen Heck, American writer, director, and producer
  • Stanton Heck (1877-1929), American actor of the silent era
  • Victor Heck (b. 1967), American editor and horror fiction author
  • Rose Marie Heck (b. 1932), American Republican Party politician
  • Peter Jewell Heck, American science fiction and mystery author
  • Paul Heck (b. 1967), veteran American music producer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Heck


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Suggested Readings for the name Heck



  • Descendants of Daniel David Heck, A Settler in the Lower Part of the Shenandoah River Valley Near the Virginia Natural Bridge During The Latter Part of the 1700s by Arch Oliver Heck.

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Heck Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Heck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 29 August 2016 at 13:52.

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