Hees Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a place on the lower Rhine near Kevelaer, named with Low German hees ‘brush’. Northern French (Hées): habitational name from a place in present-day Belgium or from any of the French villages so named, from Old French haisi ‘bushy place’. Dutch: variant of Haas. Shortened form of Dutch van Hees, a habitational name for someone from any of the places in the Netherlands and Belgium named Hees, for example in Drenthe, Utrecht, North Brabant, and Luxembourg.

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


Similar surnames: Hee, Heese, Lees, Hess, Heeg, Rees, Dees, Kees, Heis, Leer

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Hees Family Origin

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Hees Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    10%
  • Books & Wall Paper

    5%
  • Cigar Box Maker

    5%
  • Cigar Factory

    5%

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In 1880, Laborer, Books & Wall Paper and Cigar Box Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hees. The most common Hees occupation in the USA was Laborer. 10% of Hees's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Hees family was Cigar Factory.

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Hees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Hees in 1952 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hees

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