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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?




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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


House Servant


Private Means




Court Maker


Common Male occupations for Yees in 1921
Waiters And Waitresses




Unskilled Occupations In Laundering


Semiskilled Occupations In Laundering




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