Lees Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee (see Lee), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English l?s). English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English leas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of leah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’. English: variant spelling of Leece 1. Scottish: reduced form of Gillies. Scottish and Irish: reduced and altered form of McLeish. Dutch: variant of Leys.

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

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Lees Family Origin

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Lees Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1880, the most common Lees occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Lees's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lees. A less common occupation for the Lees family was Coal Miner.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Lees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lees in 1946 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lees

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