Show ContentsDubose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Dubose is a ancient French name from Brittany (French: Bretagne). 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, therefore a boissel would have been working with grain, not maize.

Early Origins of the Dubose family

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

René Dubois, born in 1630, travelled from Poitou, France to Quebec in the 17th century. Along with his wife, Anne-Julienne (née Dumont), they completed their home in Quebec on 25th November 1665. Together they had eight children and now have ancestors all throughout Canada. [1]

Early History of the Dubose family

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Dubose 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 Dubose 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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Dubose Ranking

In the United States, the name Dubose is the 2,021st most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [2]

United States Dubose migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dubose Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Haskel DuBose, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Alphonsine Dubose, aged 50, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Georges Dubose, aged 37, who landed in America from LeHavre, France, in 1910
  • Olivier Louis Anche Dubose, aged 57, who immigrated to the United States from Rouen, France, in 1915
  • Parvl Edward Dubose, aged 34, who settled in America from Havre, France, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Dubose (post 1700) +

  • Horace Mellard DuBose (1858-1941), American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Kristi DuBose (b. 1964), American jurist who has served as a federal judge
  • Adolphus Demetrius DuBose (1971-1999), former American football linebacker
  • Winston DuBose, retired American soccer goalkeeper
  • Jimmy DeWayne DuBose (b. 1954), former American college and professional football player
  • Mike DuBose (b. 1953), American former University of Alabama football player
  • Eric Ladell DuBose (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • William Porcher DuBose (1836-1918), American priest and theologian in the Episcopal Church
  • F. E. DuBose, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1944 [3]
  • Dudley McIver DuBose (1834-1883), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from Georgia 5th District, 1871-73 [3]
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  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook