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Origins Available: English, French


The name Duboy 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.

Duboy Early Origins



The surname Duboy 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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Duboy Spelling Variations


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Duboy Spelling Variations



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

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Duboy Early History


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Duboy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duboy 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 Duboy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duboy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duboy 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 Duboy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duboy In Ireland


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Duboy In Ireland



Some of the Duboy 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:

Duboy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W J Duboy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    The Duboy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duboy 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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