Louis Du Bois

Brief Life History of Louis

When Louis Du Bois was born about 1540, in Netherlands, his father, Antoine du Bois de Fiennes, was 27 and his mother, Baudouine Lyonnel, was 25. He married Aliénore le Michel in 1555. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in Spanish Netherlands, Holy Roman Empire.

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Louis Du Bois
Aliénore le Michel
Marriage: 1555
Jan du Bois
Jenne du Bois
Jacques du Bois
Antoine du Bois

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World Events (6)


William of Orange was recognized as viceroy of Holland, Friesland and Utrecht.


The siege of Leiden between the rebels and the Spanish. 1574 The dikes were opened allowing a Dutch fleet to sail over the flood waters and rescue Leiden.


The United East India Company (V.O.C.), destined to become a powerful force in Holland's "Golden Age"of discovery, exploration, and trade, is founded.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Wei, Hong, Jian, Jing, Li, Ping, Yan, Yang, Yong, Bin, Chan, Cheng. Vietnamese Thanh, Quang, Cuong, Dung, Hung, Binh, Minh, Duong, Hao, Hien, Liem, Lien.

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 杜, meaning ‘birchleaf pear’ in Chinese: (i) said to be borne by descendants of Du Kang (杜康), an official noted as a winemaker during the reign of the legendary Huang Di, the ‘Yellow Emperor’ (c. 27th century BC ). (ii) from the placename Du (杜), the name of a city (located in Shaanxi province) granted to Du Bo (杜伯, the Earl of Du), head of the state of Du (杜), who was eventually killed by King Xuan of Zhou (reigned 827–782 BC ). After that, the state of Du (杜) was annexed and the name of the state was adopted as a surname. (iii) adopted as a surname by the Du Gu Hun (獨孤渾) family from the Xianbei ethnic group in northern China during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD ).

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 都, meaning ‘capital’ in Chinese: (i) from the personal name Zi Du (子都), style name of Gong-Sun Yu, an official in the state of Zheng during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC ). (ii) shortened form of the compound surname Gong Du (公都), which is sometimes traced back to Tian, a prince in the state of Chu who was granted the fief Du (都), or alternatively to Gong Du Zi (公都子), an official in the state of Qi.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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