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DUBOIS - Name Meaning & Origin

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DUBOIS Surname Meaning & Origin:

The ancient French surname duBois derived from the Old French bois meaning "wood" and was a French place name given to a man who lived or worked in the woods or worked as a woodcutter.

DUBOIS is the 8th most popular surname in France.

Surname Origin:

Alternate Surname Spellings:

BOIS, DUBOS, DUBOST, DUBOISE, DEBOSE, DUBAIS, DUBAISE, DESBOIS, BOST

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Common French Surnames & Their Meanings
Uncover the meaning of your French last name with this free guide to French surnames meanings and origins.

DuBois Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - DUBOIS Genealogy
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DUBOIS Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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