Last name: LEES

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LEES : This last name is indexed 204,261 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LEES : 1: English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English lees ‘fields arable land’ plural of lee (see Lee) or from Middle English lese ‘pasture meadow’ (Old English lǣs).2: English: habitational name from Leece or Lees in Lancashire or Leese in Cheshire all named from Old English lēas ‘woodland clearings’ (plural of lēah) or from Leece in Cumbria which was probably named with a Celtic word lïss ‘hall court the principal house in a district’.3: English: variant of Leece 1.4: Scottish: shortened form of Gillies.5: Scottish and Irish: shortened and altered form of McLeish.6: Dutch: variant of Leys.

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