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Hees Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a place on the lower Rhine near Kevelaer, named with Low German hees ‘brush’. Northern French (Hées): habitational name from a place in present-day Belgium or from any of the French villages so named, from Old French haisi ‘bushy place’. Dutch: variant of Haas. Shortened form of Dutch van Hees, a habitational name for someone from any of the places in the Netherlands and Belgium named Hees, for example in Drenthe, Utrecht, North Brabant, and Luxembourg.

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

Similar surnames: Hee, Heese, Lees, Hess, Heeg, Rees, Dees, Kees, Heis, Leer

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Where is the Hees family from?

You can see how Hees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hees family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hees families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hees families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hees's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hees families in 1840.
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What did your Hees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hees. 24% of Hees men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Hees women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hees were Salesman and Home.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Home
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Hees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hees 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 Hees. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hees. For the veterans among your Hees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hees lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hees in 1952 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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