History of your Surname
Get access to Bee family records.Start a free trial

Bee Family History

Bee Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McBee, a variant of McBeth. English: from Middle English be ‘bee’, Old English beo, hence a nickname for an energetic or active person or a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper. Compare Beeman 2.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Beer, Dee, Been, Gee, Bye, See, Obee, Bel, Mee

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Bee family from?

You can see how Bee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bee families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 61 Bee families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Bee's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bee families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bee ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nil were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bee. 22% of Bee men worked as a Farmer.

View Census data for Bee | Data not to scale

*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 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Trapper
    18%
  • Knitter
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nil
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Bee family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Bee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Bee

Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Bee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Bee immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Bee. For the veterans among your Bee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bee military records

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

Discover More

What is the average Bee lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bee in 1944 was 22, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bee

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Bee family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial