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Chee Family History

Chee Name Meaning

Navajo: unexplained. Chinese: variant Romanization of Qi. Korean: variant of Chi.

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


Similar surnames: Che, Chew, Choe, Rhee, Chae, Ree, Ghee, Clee, Chea, Cohee

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Where is the Chee family from?

You can see how Chee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Chee families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 122 Chee families living in California. This was about 87% of all the recorded Chee's in the USA. California had the highest population of Chee families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Chee. 22% of Chee men worked as a Farmer and 41% of Chee women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chee were Waiter and Packer.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Waiter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver
    41%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Packer
    8%
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What Chee family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Chee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chee 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Chee. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Chee. For the veterans among your Chee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chee lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Chee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Chee in 1952 was 29, and 68 in 2004.

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