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Hee Family History

Hee Name Meaning

Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named from a word meaning ‘shining’, ‘clear’, with reference to a river. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in the county of Hedmark named He, from Old Norse hæð ‘hill’, ‘mound’. Dutch: habitational name from the common place name ten Heede, meaning ‘on the heath’.

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


Similar surnames: Hees, Ree, Hey, Gee, Vee, Lee, He, Dee, Hoe, Hege

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Where is the Hee family from?

You can see how Hee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Hee families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 64 Hee families living in California. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hee's in the USA. California had the highest population of Hee families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hee. 15% of Hee men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Hee women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hee were Cook and Packer.

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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
    15%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Cook
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Cashier
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Packer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Hee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hee 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hee. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Hee. For the veterans among your Hee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hee lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hee in 1944 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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