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Lees Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields’, ‘arable land’, plural of lee (see Lee), or from Middle English lese ‘pasture’, ‘meadow’ (Old English l?s). English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire, or Leese in Cheshire, all named from Old English leas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of leah), or from Leece in Cumbria, which was probably named with a Celtic word, lïss ‘hall’, ‘court’, ‘the principal house in a district’. English: variant spelling of Leece 1. Scottish: reduced form of Gillies. Scottish and Irish: reduced and altered form of McLeish. Dutch: variant of Leys.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Leys, Leed, Hees, Dees, Leas, Lier, Leet, Leese, Leeds

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Lees Family Origin

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Lees Family Occupations

What did your Lees ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Lees family was Labourer. The most common Lees occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Lees's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and S were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lees.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Baker

    12%
  • S

    8%
  • Labourer

    4%

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

Lees Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Lees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lees census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lees. 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.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Lees. For the veterans among your Lees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lees Life Expectancy

What is the average Lees lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Lees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lees in 1946 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lees 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.

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