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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : probably an occupational name for a peddler who carried his wares in a basket, from Low German Korf ‘basket’ + Hake ‘huckster’, or a topographic name for someone living near a woven fence, from Hag ‘hedge’, ‘fence’, ‘enclosure’.
  • Dutch : from a builder’s term for the basket frame (literally ‘basket hedge’) used to hold hardcore in front of breastworks.

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