Levee Family History
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Levee Name Meaning
from levée ‘raised (ground)’, ‘bank’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of high ground. metonymic occupational name for a tax-collector, from levée (d’impôts) ‘tax levy’. Americanized spelling of French Léveillé (see Leveille).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press