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TypeSurname (from nickname, from location & from occupation)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.HED
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Meaning & History

From Middle English hed meaning "head", from Old English heafod. It may have referred to a person who had a peculiar head, who lived near the head of a river or valley, or who served as the village headman.

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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute