Hedge Family History
Hedge Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure from Middle English hegge ‘hedge fence’. In the early Middle Ages hedges were not merely dividers between fields but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure. English: probably also a variant of Hatch with voicing of the final consonant. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Hecke .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press