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Debois Name Meaning

Altered form of French Dubois a cognate of 1 above. French: topographic name with fused preposition de ‘from’ for someone living or working in a wood (see Bois ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Deboe, Debose, Debo, Dubois, Deboy, Dennis, Debus, Denis, Debes

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Where is the Debois family from?

You can see how Debois families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Debois family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Debois families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Debois families living in Quebec. This was about 59% of all the recorded Debois's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Debois families in 1911.
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What did your Debois ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Debois. 100% of Debois men worked as a Journalier. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
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Passenger Lists

There are 480 immigration records available for the last name Debois. 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 Cards

There are 600 military records available for the last name Debois. For the veterans among your Debois ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Debois lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Debois life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Debois in 1958 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

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