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Bee Family History

Bee Name Meaning

English: from Middle English be(e) ‘bee’ (Old English bēo) hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. Compare Beeman Americanized form of Norwegian Bye .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lee, Beer, Dee, Been, Gee, Bye, See, Obee, Bel, Mee

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Where is the Bee family from?

You can see how Bee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bee families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Bee families living in Virginia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Bee's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bee. 23% of Bee men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bee women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bee were Salesman and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Bee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Bee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Bee. For the veterans among your Bee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bee lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bee in 1944 was 22, and 72 in 2004.

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