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Desbois History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Desbois is a ancient French name from Britanny. It was a name given to a person who was a boissel, a person who measured corn in the market or someone who made bushel baskets for corn. It is important to realize that wheat was called corn in the medieval period; a boissel would have been working with grain, not maize.

Early Origins of the Desbois family


The surname Desbois was first found in Auvergne and Bas- Limousin where they are recorded as an ancient family with lands and estates.

Early History of the Desbois family


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Desbois Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Dubois, du Bois, Duboie, Duboi, Duboy, Duboys, Duboit, Dubbois, Dubboie, Dubboi, Dubboy, Dubboys, Dubboit and many more.

Early Notables of the Desbois family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family was François Dubois (1529-1584), a French Huguenot painter; Jean Dubois the Elder (1604-1694), the French landscape painter and painter to the king; Jean-Baptiste Boisot (1638-1694), (Abbé...
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Migration of the Desbois family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dubois, aged 42; who settled in Boston in 1822; Abraham Dubois who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732; François Dubois who settled in Louisiana in 1719.

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