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Fee Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened 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’. English: from Middle English fe(e) ‘fee’ (Anglo-Norman French fee Latin feodum) for someone who held a fee which in the medieval period was an estate held in heritable or perpetual tenure to a feudal superior or the Crown.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Fee family from?

You can see how Fee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 80 Fee families living in Cumberland. This was about 21% of all the recorded Fee's in United Kingdom. Cumberland had the highest population of Fee families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fee ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fee. 41% of Fee men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Fee women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fee were Postman and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    41%
  • Incapacitated
    15%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    8%
  • Postman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Fee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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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