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Origins Available: Dutch, German


The Hecke name derives from the Middle Low German word "ha-ke," Dutch "haak," which means "a hook." The name may have been a nickname for someone with some deformity in a hook shape; or perhaps an occupational name for someone who made or used hooks.

Hecke Early Origins



The surname Hecke was first found in Holland, where the name 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. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname 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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Hecke Spelling Variations


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Hecke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Haack, Haak, Hack, Hacke, Hacker, Häckel, Hacken, Heck, Hecke, Heckel, Hecken and many more.

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Hecke Early History


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Hecke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hecke research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1692, 1688, 1605, 1690, 1615, 1655, 1620 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Hecke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hecke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hecke Early Notables (pre 1700)



From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Theodore Haak (1605-1690), a German Calvinist scholar; Abraham van den Hecken (c.1615-c.1655), a Dutch painter...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hecke 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:

Hecke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Hecke, who came to Philadelphia in 1818
  • Joh Gerh Hecke, who arrived in America in 1820
  • Bemh Heinr Hecke, who landed in America in 1837

Hecke Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Hecke, who landed in Chile in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hecke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hecke (post 1700)



  • Frederick Van Hecke, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1972
  • Erich Hecke (1887-1947), German mathematician whose best work was in analytic number theory

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Hecke Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Grattan, Thomas Colley. Holdan The History of the Netherlands. Charleston, SC: Biblio Bazaar LLC, 2007. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Hecke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hecke 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 31 July 2013 at 11:40.

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