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The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely. The original Gaelic form of the name Nee is Mac Neidhe, which is derived from the word niadh, which means champion.

Nee Early Origins



The surname Nee was first found in County Down (Irish:An Dún) part of the Province of Ulster, in Northern Ireland, formerly known as county St Mirren, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Nee Spelling Variations


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Nee Spelling Variations



Ireland in the Middle Ages was inhabited by very few literate people. Therefore, the proper spelling of names was decided by a very select few. The surviving records for the time demonstrate that these scribes were often not consistent in their efforts for there are many spelling variations of certain common names. Some of the variations for the name Nee include MacNee, MacNea, MacNay, MacKnee, MacNeigh, MacNia, Nee, Knee and many more.

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Nee Early History


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Nee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nee research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1037 is included under the topic Early Nee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nee 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



Ireland experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the late 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape such hunger and disease. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Nee:

Nee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Nee, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Thomas Nee, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nee (post 1700)



  • John Coleman "Johnny" Nee (1890-1957), American Major League Baseball scout and a minor league player-manager
  • Victor Nee, American sociologist, Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor, and Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society at Cornell University
  • Kevin Nee (b. 1985), American professional Strongman athlete
  • Danny Nee (b. 1945), American head men's basketball coach at the United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Patrick "Pat" Nee (b. 1943), Irish-American immigrant, former member of the Mullen Gang
  • Kay Nee (1919-2010), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • Gerald J. Nee, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Dan M. Nee, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 6th Missouri District, 1941-47
  • John Nee (b. 1923), Irish storyteller, actor, musician and playwright
  • Frédéric Née (b. 1975), French football striker

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. 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).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    6. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Nee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nee 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 26 October 2016 at 14:15.

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