Defee Family History

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Defee Name Meaning

This name is recorded in London, England, in the 18th century, where it may be an Anglicized form of an unidentified French name. Alternatively, it may be a variant of Irish Duffy. See also Diffee.

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

Similar surnames: Defoe, Dewey, Debree, Fee, Deike, Dees, Delee, Deere, Deter, Dennee

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Defee Family Origin

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Defee Family Occupations

What did your Defee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Dress Maker and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Defee. The most common Defee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Defee's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Defee family was Painter.

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  • Farmer

  • Dress Maker

  • Farming

  • Painter


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

Defee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Defee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Defee 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 74 immigration records available for the last name Defee. 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 636 military records available for the last name Defee. For the veterans among your Defee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Defee Life Expectancy

What is the average Defee lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Defee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Defee in 1955 was 47, and 40 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Defee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Defee 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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