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The Strathclyde Briton clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands were the first to use the name Gee. It is derived from the personal name Gee. The origins of the surname Gee are extremely uncertain. In fact, many forms of the name did not appear prior to the 16th century. The existence of the patronym Geeson, suggests that the name is indeed of patronymic origin. Patronymic names are merely one of many types of surnames, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Many patronyms arose out of the religious and vernacular naming traditions, which adopted the names of famous figures as surnames. The most common form of patronym, however, was taken from the given name of the father of the bearer. The Gee family was found in Scotland, in Dumfriesshire, in the early Middle Ages.

Gee Early Origins



The surname Gee was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. Another source claims the name was derived from the Irish MagAoidh, meaning 'son of Aodh,' and in Scotland, more often than not the "Mac" or "Mc" prefix was used. Gilmighel Mac Ethe of Dumfries rendered homage to King Edward I of England in 1296. and a year later, Gille Michel MacGethe was thanked by Edward I for putting down evildoers and for other services. The following year Neel McEthe, Gillecryst McEthe, Hoen McEthe, Cuthbert his brother, and all of the lineage of Clenafren, made submission to Edward I. Gilbert McGeth was custumar or collector of customs in the burgh of Kirkcudbrith in 1331. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Later, some of the family were found further south in England, specifically Cheshire where Dicon Gee was listed in the Stockport Parish in 1494, and Thomas Gee and Anne Lowe were married at Prestbury, Cheshire in 1562. Uxor Johis Gee de Godley Hall was buried in Longendale, Cheshire in 1500. In this case, "this surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Gee,' now Gee Cross, a prosperous village in the parish of Stockport. That all our Gees hail from this spot admits of no doubt. The local registers teem with them. A glance at the index to Earwaker's East Cheshire will show that they had early spread themselves out into the surrounding country." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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Gee Spelling Variations


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Gee Spelling Variations



The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Gee has appeared as Gee, MacGee, MacGhie, MacGhee, Magee and others.

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Gee Early History


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Gee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gee research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1331, 1426, 1424, 1426 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Gee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gee In Ireland


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Gee In Ireland



Some of the Gee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:

Gee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Gee, who landed in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Ralph Gee, who landed in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Jon Gee, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • William Gee, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Edward Gee, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gee, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • M Gee, aged 24, landed in America in 1821
  • Edward A Gee, who landed in New York, NY in 1833
  • Drury M C Gee, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Eason Gee, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gee Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Judith Foley Gee, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Soloman Gee, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Perceval" from Plymouth, England
  • Mary Gee, aged 29, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Perceval" from Plymouth, England
  • Soloman Gee, aged 7, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Perceval" from Plymouth, England
  • Mary Gee, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Perceval" from Plymouth, England
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gee Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gee, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • John Gee, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • Alfred Gee arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850
  • James Gee arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolivar" in 1850
  • Jane Gee, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gee Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Gee, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary A. Gee, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Elizabeth Gee, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Edwin Gee arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • Ignatius Gee, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gee (post 1700)



  • May T. Gee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Sylvester J. Gee, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention 48th District, 1920-22
  • Margaret Gee, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • John P. Gee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1964
  • Jeanne A. Gee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1956
  • C. D. Gee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Arkansas, 1896
  • Matthew Gee (1925-1979), American bebop trombonist
  • Maggie Gee (1923-2013), American aviator who served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II, recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010
  • Elwood Gordon Gee (b. 1944), American academic, 14th President of Ohio State University (2007-2013)
  • John Alexander "Johnny" Gee Jr. , (1915-1988), nicknamed "Long John Gee" and "Whiz", American Major League Baseball player and professional basketball player
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Gee Historic Events


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Gee Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Percy Gee, British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Ernest Gee, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Arthur H. Gee (d. 1912), aged 47, English First Class passenger from St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Gee


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Suggested Readings for the name Gee



  • Descendants of Solomon Gee of Lyme, Connecticut by Charles E. Benjamin.
  • The Kin of Dr. Ned Gee, Lunenburg County, Virginia by Samuel Edward Gee.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Gee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gee 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.

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