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The Heckman 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.

Heckman Early Origins



The surname Heckman 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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Heckman Spelling Variations


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Heckman Spelling Variations



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

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Heckman Early History


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Heckman Early History



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

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Heckman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Heckman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Heckman 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:

Heckman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Heckman, who landed in Maryland in 1740
  • Andreas Heckman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Hildebrand Heckman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Johan Peter Heckman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johannes Heckman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Heckman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Hendrick Heckman, aged 36, landed in New York, NY in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Heckman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Heckman (post 1700)



  • Steven Heckman, American Nordic combined skier at the 1994 Winter Olympics
  • Ryan Heckman (b. 1974), American Nordic combined skier at the 1992 Winter Olympics
  • Lonny Heckman (1969-2007), American songwriter and musician, best known for his song "When I See Beth Smiling"
  • Charles A. Heckman (1822-1896), American Brigadier General in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • James Heckman Ph.D. (b. 1944), American economist at the University of Chicago, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2000 for his pioneering work in econometrics and microeconomics
  • Ronald Ernest Heckman (1929-1990), English footballer who played from 1955 to 1965 and managed Bedford Town (1967-1969)
  • John Heckman (1785-1871), Canadian politician who represented Lunenburg County from 1818 to 1826 and Luneng burg township from 1826 to 1847 in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
  • Gert Heckman, Professor in pure mathematics in Nijmegen

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Heckman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Heckman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Heckman 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 20 May 2015 at 16:05.

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