Knee Family History

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Knee Name Meaning

Irish and Manx: reduced form of McNee. English (Wiltshire): nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the knee(s), Middle English kne (Old English cneow).German: altered spelling of knie ‘knee’, a topographic name for an odd-shaped piece of land, or a nickname for someone with an unusual or injured knee.

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

Similar surnames: Klee, Snee, See, Nee, Keel, Kneen, Kneer, Kies, Kee, Kane

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Knee Family Origin

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Knee Family Occupations

What did your Knee ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Knee. 3% of Knee men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Knee women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knee were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Knee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Knee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knee 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 Knee. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Knee. For the veterans among your Knee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knee Life Expectancy

What is the average Knee lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Knee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Knee in 1946 was 28, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knee 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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