Bois Family History

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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

What did your Bois ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bois. 22% of Bois men worked as a Journalier and 14% of Bois women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bois were Carpenter and Vendeur

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
    22%
  • Cultivateur
    11%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
    14%
  • Rentire
    10%
  • Couturire
    7%
  • Vendeur
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bois Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Bois. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bois 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bois. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Bois. For the veterans among your Bois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bois Life Expectancy

What is the average Bois lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bois

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bois 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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