Dubois Family History
Dubois Name Meaning
French Walloon and English (of French Huguenot origin): topographic name with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’ for someone living or working in a wood (see Bois ) or a habitational name for someone from any of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named Le Bois. This is the most frequent surname in Wallonia. It is also found in the Flemish part of Belgium the Netherlands Germany and Haiti. In both England and North America it is sometimes translated into English as Wood 1 or Woods Compare Deboe Debois Deboy Duboise and Dubose .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022