Origins Available: English, French
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early Origins of the Duboys family
Essex where William de Bois was listed as holdings land there at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086.
However, due to the literal translation of the name into English, we cannot presume that there is one main branch from which all others have evolved. By example, "De Bois-Arnaud, hereditary stewards of the counts of Breteuil, sires of Poilly," signatures appeared in the charter of William Fitz-Osborne to the Lire Abbey during the reign of William I. CITATION[CLOSE]
A little further to the north in Buckinghamshire, De Bois-Robert from whom Robert de Bois descended held estates there in 1086. CITATION[CLOSE]
Another source notes that some of the family were Protestant Huguenots who fled to England from Brittany settling in Thorney, Canterbury, Norwich and London. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Duboys family
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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.
Early Notables of the Duboys family (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)...
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Migration of the Duboys family to Ireland
Some of the Duboys family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Duboys family to the New World and Oceana
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Duboys Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Duboys (post 1700)
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