Gee Family History
Like the Powers and the Bailey families, the Gee family have been long time residents of Lunenburg County. The Gee family comes from England or Scotland. But further back many historians say the family is probably French (Gui or Guy) and came into England during the Norman invasion in 1066.
In the 17th Century, there are Gee families in Lancashire, Cheshire and Nottinghamshire. The historian William Fletcher says "our line" comes from the Gee family in Manchaster and most likely the Stretford branch.
There are frequent family stories that suggest there are two brothers who come to America from England. That story goes on to say one brother's family-line died out in America (Henry Gee of Henrico County) and the other line is that of Charles Gee.
There is no confirmation that Henry and Charles are brothers, but we can say with certainty that we come from the Charles Gee line.
My Gee Research
- Charles James Gee, I (1660-1709)
- Henry Gee
- Lucy Gee (1807-1882)
- Gee, Mike; "Gee Genealogy,"
- Teass, Garnette S. & Marian Kessler; "The Gee Family Tree: The Family of Charles & Hannah Gee, From the 17th Century to the Year 2000," Not online but can be ordered ($50) from firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "The Kin of Dr. Ned Gee, Lunenburg County, Virginia," (Out of print; If anyone can locate please advise)
There are several variations of the family crest or 'coat of arms' for this family name. We've chosen one to show here but realize it is probably not appropriate to associate it with later generations of the family.
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