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Gee Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). English: this is a common name in northern England, of uncertain origin. The existence of a patronymic form Geeson points to a personal name, but this has not been satisfactorily identified. It may in fact be the Irish or Scottish name in an English context. French (Gée): habitational name from any of several places called Gé or Gée, for example in Maine-et-Loire, derived from the Gallo-Roman domain name Gaiacum.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Mee, Hee, Ge, Nee, Fee, Geer, Bee, Dee, Gere

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Where is the Gee family from?

You can see how Gee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gee families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 49 Gee families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Gee's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Gee families in 1840.
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What did your Gee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gee. 18% of Gee men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gee women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gee were Cook and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Cook
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Gee. 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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There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Gee. For the veterans among your Gee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gee lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gee in 1941 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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