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The surname Fée originally appeared in Gaelic as "O Fiaich," derived from the word "fiach," which means "raven."

Fée Early Origins



The surname Fée was first found in County Cavan, north Connacht, and Fermanagh, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Fée Spelling Variations


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Fée Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Fée that are preserved in archival documents are Foy, Fee, Fye, Fey and others.

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Fée Early History


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Fée Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fée research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Fée History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fée Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fée Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fée Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Fée name:

Fée Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Geo Fee, aged 19, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • John Fee, who landed in New England in 1638
  • Neale Fee, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Reynold Fee, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Fée Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Fee, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739

Fée Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Fee, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Patrick Fee, who landed in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1811
  • Robert Fee, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812
  • William Fee, who landed in South Carolina in 1812
  • Hugh Fee, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fée Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Fee, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mrs. Ann Fee, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Charles Richard" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)

Fée Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Fee, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Fée Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fee, aged 50, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874
  • Bessie Fee, aged 45, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fée (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fée (post 1700)



  • Charles Fee, American producing artistic director for three classical repertory companies
  • Ben Fee (b. 1908), Chinese American writer and labor organizer
  • John Fee (1867-1913), American professional baseball player
  • John Gregg Fee (1816-1901), American abolitionist, minister and educator
  • James Alger Fee (1888-1959), American jurist from Oregon
  • Melinda O. Fee (b. 1942), American actress
  • James Fee (1949-2006), American photographer
  • Gordon Donald Fee (b. 1934), American New Testament scholar
  • Raymond "Ray" John Fee (1903-1983), American boxer
  • Thomas J. Fee, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 9th District; Elected 1980
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

The Fée Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fée Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 30 November 2016 at 09:49.

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