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Bees Name Meaning

English or Welsh (Bristol and Cardiff): perhaps a variant of Biss.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Beese, Rees, Beeks, Dees, Bee, Beets, Beers, Been, Lees, Beel

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Where is the Bees family from?

You can see how Bees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bees family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bees families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Bees families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bees's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bees families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bees. 34% of Bees men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Bees women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bees were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bees 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 976 immigration records available for the last name Bees. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bees. For the veterans among your Bees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bees lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bees in 1952 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

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