The surname Dubbois 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 Dubbois family
The surname Dubbois was first found in Auvergne and Bas- Limousin
where they are recorded as an ancient family with lands and estates.
Early History of the Dubbois family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dubbois research.Another 453 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1346, 1447, 1529, 1584, 1604, 1694, 1638, 1694, 1656 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Dubbois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dubbois 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 Dubbois 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dubbois Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dubbois 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.