Last name: HACK

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HACK : This last name is indexed 103,269 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HACK : 1: German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hac(c)o a short form of a compound name beginning with the element hag ‘hedge enclosure’.2: German and Dutch: occupational name for a butcher or a woodcutter (see Hacker).3: North German: occupational name for a peddler (see Haack 3).4: North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge (see Heck 1).5: North German: perhaps also a topographic name from hach hack ‘dirty boggy water’.6: English: from the early Middle English personal name Acke or (with prosthetic H-) Hake which is an Anglo-Scandinavian pet form of Old Scandinavian Áskell (see Haskell).7: English: alternatively a borrowing of Middle Dutch Hakke a de-nasalized variant of Hanke which is a Flemish and Picard pet form of John.8: English: nickname from Middle English hak ‘unsparing ruthless’.9: Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish hak ‘axe’.

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