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Clee Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the Clee Hills in Shropshire or the nearby village of Clee St. Margaret. The hills are probably named with Old English cleo ‘rounded’, ‘ball-shaped’. Possibly an altered form of Irish or Scottish McClay. Variant spelling of German Klee.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Cleek, Cleve, Clare, Colee, Dee, Chew, Cloe, Caleb, Clem

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Where is the Clee family from?

You can see how Clee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clee families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Clee family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Clee's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Clee families in 1840.
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What did your Clee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Weaver and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clee. 30% of Clee men worked as a Weaver and 67% of Clee women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clee were Machinist 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

  • Weaver
    30%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Machinist
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    67%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Clee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clee 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 876 immigration records available for the last name Clee. 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 Clee. For the veterans among your Clee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clee lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Clee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Clee in 1962 was 51, and 95 in 2004.

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