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Nee Surname Meaning

Irish (Galway): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Niadh ‘descendant of Nia’ or Mac Niadh ‘son of Nia’. Compare McNee . Needham 2 and Neville have also been adopted as Anglicized forms of this name. North German: possibly a relationship name from Middle Low German neve ‘nephew grand-child’. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 倪 based on its Mandarin pronunciation; see Ni . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 聶 see Nie

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

Similar surnames: Gee, Snee, Mee, Fee, Nees, Knee, Bee, Lee, Kee, Ney

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You can see how Nee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nee families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Nee families living in British Columbia. This was about 63% of all the recorded Nee's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Nee families in 1911.
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What did your Nee ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nee. 72% of Nee 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
  • Driver
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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Nee. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Nee. For the veterans among your Nee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nee lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Nee in 1949 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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