Kee Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McKee. Korean: variant of Ki.

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

Similar surnames: Lee, Key, Keel, Bee, Fee, Kye, Knee, Gee, Keef, Nee

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Kee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kee name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Kee Family Origin

Where is the Kee family from?

Kee Family Occupations

What did your Kee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kee family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Laundry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kee. The most common Kee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kee's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laundry

  • Keeping House


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

Kee Historical Records

What Kee family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Kee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kee 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Kee. 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 Kee. For the veterans among your Kee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kee Life Expectancy

What is the average Kee lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kee in 1951 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kee 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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