Dees Family History

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Dees Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Deas. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Desiderius. German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäs, a variant of Matthäus (see Matthew), or in some instances an Americanized spelling of Diess (see Dies).

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

Similar surnames: Deis, Lees, Dies, Deese, Kees, Drees, Deer, Rees, Hees, Debs

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Dees Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dees name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dees. 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


  • Norway


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Dees Family Origin

Where is the Dees family from?

Dees Family Occupations

What did your Dees ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dees family was Charwoman. The most common Dees occupation in the UK was Articled Clerk. 8% of Dees's were Articled Clerks. Articled Clerk, Beerhouse Keeper and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dees.

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  • Articled Clerk

  • Beerhouse Keeper

  • Butcher

  • Charwoman


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

Dees Historical Records

What Dees family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Dees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dees 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dees. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dees. For the veterans among your Dees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dees Life Expectancy

What is the average Dees lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dees in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dees 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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