When James Mee was born in 1842, in Newhall, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Mee, was 34 and his mother, Mary Orgill, was 30. He lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Newbold, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871. He died before 1901, and was buried in North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.
English (mainly East Midlands): occupational name from Middle English mee, meie, mie (Old French mege, mie) ‘physician’. Compare the synonymous Mayer and Myer .
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘honorable’. This name was also adopted for various other Irish names, e.g. Meehan , and also in Ulster for McNamee .
French (Mée): habitational name from any of the places called (Le) Mée in Mayenne, Eure-et-Loir, and Seine-et-Marne, derived from Old French me(i)s ‘farmstead’ (from Latin mansus). This surname is rare in France.