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Hatch Surname Origin
(Locality). A kind of door or floodgate. These ancient stops or hatches consisted of sundry great stakes and piles erected by fishermen in the river Thames or other streams, for their better convenience of securing fish. Also, a term for gates leading to deer-parks or forests.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Hatch Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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'Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to people better than you are.' --John Garland Pollard