Dubois Family History

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Dubois Name Meaning

French and English (Norman and Huguenot): topographic name for someone who lived in a wood, from the fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’ + French bois ‘wood’ (see Bois). In both England and America the name has been translated as Wood.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dubie, Bois, Dutoit, Dubas, Dupuis, Duboff, Deblois, Dubin, Duris

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Dubois Family Origin

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Dubois Family Occupations

What did your Dubois ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Painter, School Master and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dubois. The most common Dubois occupation in the UK was Painter. 6% of Dubois's were Painters. A less common occupation for the Dubois family was Artist.

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  • Painter

    6%
  • School Master

    6%
  • Agent

    3%
  • Artist

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dubois ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dubois Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dubois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dubois census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Dubois. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dubois. For the veterans among your Dubois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dubois Life Expectancy

What is the average Dubois lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dubois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dubois in 1944 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dubois

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dubois ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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