Type Surname (from nickname, from location & from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HEHD  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHaupt(German)


Entry updated February 28, 2019