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Dees Family History

Dees Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Deas. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Desiderius. German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäs, a variant of Matthäus (see Matthew), or in some instances an Americanized spelling of Diess (see Dies).

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


Similar surnames: Deis, Lees, Dies, Deese, Kees, Drees, Deer, Rees, Hees, Debs

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Where is the Dees family from?

You can see how Dees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dees family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dees families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Dees families living in South Carolina. This was about 24% of all the recorded Dees's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Dees families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dees. 26% of Dees men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Dees women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dees were Carpenter and Laborer.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Dees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dees 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dees. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dees. For the veterans among your Dees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dees lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dees in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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