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  • Lee, of Rowan,NC (1734 - c.1759)
    His name is uncertain and parents unknown, died summer 1759 in Rowan County, North Carolina, killed by the Indians. family From 6. Jane JONES (William ) was born about 1738 in North Carolina. She...
  • Abel Kimberg-Lee (1918 - 2010)
    Kunstnik/ Artist: Abel Lee töid on:Briti Muuseumis Londonis; Prints Alberti Muuseumis Londonis; Eesti Kunstimuuseumis; Tartu Kunstimuuseumis; Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumi Eesti Kultuuriloolise arhiivi kogud...

About the Lee surname

origins

English

topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land or a habitational name from any of the many places named with Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘glade’, as for example Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

Irish

reduced Americanized form of Ó Laoidhigh ‘descendant of Laoidheach’, a personal name derived from laoidh ‘poem’, ‘song’ (originally a byname for a poet).[http://www.ancestry.com/facts/lee-name-meaning.ashx]

statistics

According to the U.S. Census (2000), Lee was the 22nd most popular surname in the U.S. with approximately 605,860 persons. Of those, 40.09% were white, 37.83% were Asian or Pacific Islander, and 17.41% were African-American.U.S. Census Bureau

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