Fee Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Fee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich ‘descendant of Fiach’, a byname meaning ‘raven’. This name has sometimes been mistranslated as Hunt as a result of confusion with fiach, the modern spelling of fiadhach ‘hunt’.

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

Similar surnames: Mee, Gee, Lee, Fye, Nee, Fede, Feo, Dee, Pee, Bee

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Fee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fee name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fee Family Origin

Where is the Fee family from?

Fee Family Occupations

What did your Fee ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fee. A less common occupation for the Fee family was Tailor. The most common Fee occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Fee's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Tailor


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

Fee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Fee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fee 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Fee. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Fee. For the veterans among your Fee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fee Life Expectancy

What is the average Fee lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fee in 1945 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fee 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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