Yee Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Yu 2. Chinese : variant of Yu 4. Chinese : variant of Yi 2. Korean: variant of Yi 1. Filipino: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lee, Yue, Ree, Ye, Che, Jee, Wee, Yen, Yep, Kee

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Yee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Yee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Yee. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • China


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Southeast Asia—Dai (Tai)


  • Germanic Europe


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Yee Family Origin

Where is the Yee family from?

Yee Family Occupations

What did your Yee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Yee family was Pawnbroker. Cook, Laborer and Laundry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yee. The most common Yee occupation in the USA was Cook. 12% of Yee's were Cooks.

View Census data for Yee | Data not to scale

  • Cook

  • Laborer

  • Laundry

  • Pawnbroker


United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Yee Historical Records

What Yee family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Yee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Yee

Passenger List

There are 73,000 immigration records available for the last name Yee. 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.

View all Yee immigration records

Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Yee. For the veterans among your Yee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Yee military records

You've only scratched the surface of Yee family history.

Yee Life Expectancy

What is the average Yee lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Yee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yee in 1943 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yee 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.

Famous Yee Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name