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Dubois Family History

Dubois Name Meaning
French and English (Norman and Huguenot): topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from the fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’ + French bois ‘wood’ (see Bois). In both England and America the name has been translated as Wood.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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269,833 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,327 Military Records
17,225 Immigration Records
152,339 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Dubois Families

  • Number of Dubois families
     263 - 523
     88 - 262
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Dubois families
     47 - 91
     16 - 46
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Dubois last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Dubois Family Origin

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Dubois Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Dubois

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Dubois Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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