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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 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lees. 34% of Lees men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Lees women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lees were Miner and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Operator
    15%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Income
    8%

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

Lees Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 225,000 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 27,000 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 19,000 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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