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Origins Available: English, French


The name Duboys 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.

Duboys Early Origins



The surname Duboys 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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Duboys Spelling Variations


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Duboys Spelling Variations



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

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Duboys Early History


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Duboys Early History



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

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Duboys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Duboys In Ireland


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Duboys In Ireland



Some of the Duboys 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:

Duboys Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Duboys, who arrived in Canada in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duboys (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duboys (post 1700)



  • Lewis Duboys, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1785-87
  • Cyrus H. DuBoys, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1922

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Duboys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duboys 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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