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Bois History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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The Bois surname comes form the French word "bois", which means "woods". It was originally a name for someone who lived or worked in a wooded area. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.


Early Origins of the Bois family


The surname Bois was first found in Bretagne (Brittany) where several notable families of this name have long been established. Among them were the du Bois de Locmaria, de Bruslé, de Kerhuel, du Mauduet, de Boismarqué, du Boisadam, du Boisarmé, du Boisberthelot, du Boisbilly, and du Bois de la Salle. Many noble families with the surname were also found in Poitou, Maine, Anjou, Saintonge, Normandy, and Touraine. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.

Early History of the Bois family


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Bois Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bois, Dubois, Desbois, Bosc, Bosq, Desbosq, Dubosc, Duboscq, Delbos and many more.

Early Notables of the Bois family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst this name at this time was Nicolas DuBosc, a bishop of Bayeux in the fourteenth century; Jacques-Dubois, Principal of the Tournai College in Paris in the fifteenth century; Antoine Dubois was bishop of Béziers at this time.Ambroise Dubois, a painter in Anvers in 1543; Anne Dubois was a abbess in 1574; Gaspar Dubois was archbishop of Cambrai in 1587; Guillaume Dubois was cardinal, born in Brive (Bas-Limousin) in 1656; Jean Dubois, who was born and died in Dijon in the seventeenth century, was a sculptor and architect; Jean-Pierre DuBos, born in Bezancour...
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Migration of the Bois family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bois Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bois, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacques Du Bois, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bois Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mathurin Bois married in Chateau-Richer, Quebec in 1672

Bois Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Bois married in Rivière-Ouelle in 1704
  • Jacques Bois, son of René and Reine, married Anne Soucy, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 5th March 1704 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jacques Bois, son of Jacques and Anne, married Angélique Mignier, daughter of Michel and Angélique, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec on 30th November 1730 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Bernard Bois, son of Jacques and Anne, married Madeleine Pelletier, daughter of Jean-François and Madeleine, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec on 26th November 1736 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Charles Bois, son of Pierre and Jeanne, married Geneviève Letarte, daughter of Joseph and Catherine, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 5th November 1742 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bois (post 1700)


  • Raoul Pene Du Bois (1914-1985), American costume designer and scenic designer, nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction
  • William Pène du Bois (1916-1993), French American author and illustrator
  • Travis Du Bois Jr., American politician, Mayor of Waco, Texas, 1970-71 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Du Bois, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1900 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Coert du Bois (b. 1881), American politician, U.S. Consul in Paris, 1919-20; Naples, 1920-21; Port Said, 1922; U.S. Consul General in Batavia, 1927-30; Genoa, 1931; Naples, 1931-35; Havana, 1938 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Major-General Thophile-Eugne-Dsir-Marie Bois (1880-1974), [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Thophile-Eugne-Dsir-Marie Bois. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bois/Th%C3%A9ophile-Eug%C3%A8ne-D%C3%A9sir%C3%A9-Marie/France.html
  • Brigadier-General Samuel Bois (1890-1958), French Commanding Officer during World War II [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Samuel Bois. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bois/Samuel-Louis-Alcide/France.html
  • Jean-Claude Bois (b. 1934), French politician
  • Rob du Bois (b. 1934), Dutch composer, pianist, and jurist
  • Daniel "Danny" Bois (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey winger
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Thophile-Eugne-Dsir-Marie Bois. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bois/Th%C3%A9ophile-Eug%C3%A8ne-D%C3%A9sir%C3%A9-Marie/France.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Samuel Bois. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bois/Samuel-Louis-Alcide/France.html


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