Dee Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’. Irish: variant of Daw 3. English and Scottish: habitational name from a settlement on the banks of the river Dee in Cheshire or either of the rivers so named in Scotland. The origin of both of these is a Celtic word meaning ‘sacred’, ‘goddess’.

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

Similar surnames: Dew, Doe, Ree, Lee, Hee, Gee, Bee, Deep, Dey, Deer

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Dee Family Origin

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Dee Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dee. 3% of Dee men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Dee women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dee were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Dutie

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Dee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dee 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Dee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Dee. For the veterans among your Dee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dee Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Dee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dee in 1942 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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