Bois Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone living or working in a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’ (Late Latin boscum ‘bush’, ‘shrub’, ‘undergrowth’, of Germanic origin). Compare the much more frequent form Dubois.

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


Similar surnames: Bos, Buis, Boss, Lois, Boris, Blois, Bors, Bonis, Bass, Doris

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Bois Family Origin

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Bois Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    23%
  • Journalier

    20%
  • Domestique

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1881, the most common Bois occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 23% of Bois's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Bois family was Carpenter. Cultivateur, Journalier and Domestique were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bois.

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Bois Historical Records

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Bois Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Bois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bois in 1960 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bois

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