Meaning and Origin of: Haack

Family name origins & meanings

  • North German : occupational name from Middle Low Germanhoke, hoker ‘huckster’, ‘hawker’, ‘peddler’ or possibly from Middle Low German hake ‘young fellow’.
  • North German and Dutch : from Middle Low German hāke, Dutch haak‘hook’ (e.g. a fish-hook), perhaps a nickname for someone with some deformity such as a hunch back or a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used hooks.