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Hex History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Hex 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.


Early Origins of the Hex family


The surname Hex 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.

Early History of the Hex family


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Hex Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Hex family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hex family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Heck, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1731; Balthasar Heck, who settled in Frederick Co., MD in 1743; Adam P. Heck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751.

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