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Origin and popularity of the name HEGER


Heger : 1: German: occupational name for a forest or field warden from an agent derivative of Middle High German hegen ‘to mind take care (of)’.2: North German: status name denoting a minor tenant settler from Middle Low German heger.3: German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Heeg Hege or Hegi (Switzerland).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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