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Mee Surname Meaning

English (mainly East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English mee meie mie (Old French mege mie) ‘physician’. Compare the synonymous Mayer and Myer . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’ a personal name meaning ‘honorable’. This name was also adopted for various other Irish names e.g. Meehan and also in Ulster for McNamee . French (Mée): habitational name from any of the places called (Le) Mée in Mayenne Eure-et-Loir and Seine-et-Marne derived from Old French me(i)s ‘farmstead’ (from Latin mansus). This surname is rare in France.

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


Similar surnames: Gee, Fee, Lee, Nee, Mele, Hee, Ree, Bee, Dee, Mew

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Where is the Mee family from?

You can see how Mee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mee families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 33 Mee families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mee's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mee families in 1911.
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What did your Mee ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mee. 37% of Mee men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Cook
    23%
  • Labourer
    19%
  • Engineer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Mee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mee. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mee. For the veterans among your Mee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mee lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mee in 1941 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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