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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Dutch : variant of Nacke 1.
  • German (Näck) : from a variant of Neck, the name of a water sprite.
  • Americanized spelling of German Knack.
  • English : variant spelling of Nacke.
  • This name is recorded in Beverwijck in New Netherland (Albany, NY) in the mid 17th century.

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