Bois Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone living or working in a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’ (Late Latin boscum ‘bush’, ‘shrub’, ‘undergrowth’, of Germanic origin). Compare the much more frequent form Dubois.

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

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Bois Family Origin

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Bois Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Bookkeeper

    2%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bois family was Carpenter. The most common Bois occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Bois's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bois.

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Bois Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Bois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bois in 1960 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bois

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