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Origins Available: English, French


The name Debois was originally derived from the Old French "bois," which meant "wood." The name was no doubt originally used in France by someone living or working in the woods.

Debois Early Origins



The surname Debois was first found in Lincolnshire where Nicholas del Bois was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1201. Versions of this name can also be found in the Domesday Book of 1066, as tenants of Norman nobles.

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Debois Spelling Variations


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Debois Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bois, De Bois, Dubois, Boyes, Boys, Boyse, Boice and many more.

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Debois Early History


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Debois Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Debois research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1296, 1327, 1396, 1388, 1447, 1533, 1571, 1625, 1619, 1625, 1599, 1667, 1541, 1596, 1589, 1607, 1664, 1607, 1678, 1645, 1656, 1560, 1643, 1663, 1718 and are included under the topic Early Debois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Debois Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Boys (fl.1388), Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle, John Boys (died 1447), Member of Parliament for Middlesex; John Boys (died 1533), Member of Parliament for Sandwich; John Boys (1571-1625), Dean of Canterbury from 1619 to 1625; and his nephew, Edward Boys (1599-1667)...

Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Debois Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Debois In Ireland


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Debois In Ireland



Some of the Debois family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Debois Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A C Debois, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Debois Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Debois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Debois Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 April 2016 at 15:29.

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