Dee Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’. Irish: variant of Daw 3. English and Scottish: habitational name from a settlement on the banks of the river Dee in Cheshire or either of the rivers so named in Scotland. The origin of both of these is a Celtic word meaning ‘sacred’, ‘goddess’.

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


Similar surnames: Dew, Doe, Ree, Lee, Hee, Gee, Bee, Deep, Dey, Deer

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Dee Family Origin

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Dee Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dee. The most common Dee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Dee's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dee family was Farm Laborer.

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Dee Historical Records

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Dee Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Dee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dee in 1942 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dee

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