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Origins of the Yee surname

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About the Yees

We have a total number of 543 records for people with the last name Yee.

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Where do most Yees live?

In 1921, most Yees lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Yees

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 197 records for the Yee surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Yees most likely to marry?

Wongs

&

Lees

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Yees.

What are the most common Yee first names?

  • Sing
  • Wing
  • Shee
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Yees

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Yees in 1921
Dressmaker

2

House Servant

2

Private Means

2

Cook

1

Court Maker

1

Common Male occupations for Yees in 1921
Waiters And Waitresses

22

Cooks

17

Unskilled Occupations In Laundering

17

Semiskilled Occupations In Laundering

13

Tinsmiths

12

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