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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dee. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Italy

    4%

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Dee Family Origin

Where is the Dee family from?

Dee Family Occupations

What did your Dee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dee.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dee ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dee Historical Records

What Dee family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Dee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Dee. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Dee. For the veterans among your Dee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dee Life Expectancy

What is the average Dee lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dee ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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