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Hee Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in the county of Hedmark named He from Old Norse hæth ‘hill mound’. Danish: habitational name from any of several places so named from a word meaning ‘shining clear’ with reference to a river.7: German: habitational name from a place named Hee. It is found mainly in the northwestern part of Bavaria.8: French: unexplained. It is found mainly in Orne and Eure-et-Loir.9: Perhaps also an American shortened form of Dutch and Flemish Van Hee . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 徐. Also a variant Romanization of the surname 許 based on its Hakka or Hokkien pronunciation. See Xu 1 and Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 夏 see Xia . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 奚 see Xi Chinese: possibly from a Cantonese form of the Chinese personal names 喜 希 羲 熙 曦 熹 or 晞 which were monosyllabic personal names or part of disyllabic personal names of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

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

Similar surnames: Hees, Ree, Hey, Gee, Vee, Lee, He, Dee, Hoe, Hege

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You can see how Hee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Hee families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Hee families living in British Columbia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Hee's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Hee families in 1911.
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What did your Hee ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Hee. 32% of Hee men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Merchant
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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hee in 1944 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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