When Theodore Polk Dubois was born on 24 November 1845, in Iowa, United States, his father, John Wesley DuBois, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Dill, was 27. He married Mary Ann Blough on 7 November 1882, in Cedar Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 40 years and Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 18 March 1915, in Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69.
Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Armand, Normand, Jacques, Pierre, Fernand, Marcel, Emile, Lucien, Michel, Alain, Luc.
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 . Compare Deboe , Debois , Deboy , Duboise , and Dubose .
History: This surname is listed (in the form Du Bois) in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America. One of the several Huguenot ancestors bearing this name was Chrétien Du Bois from Flanders, whose son, Louis Du Bois (born 1626 in Lille, France, died 1696 in Kingston, NY), was among the Huguenots who founded the town of New Paltz, NY 1675–78.