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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : variant spelling of Gadebois (Artois), itself a variant of Gâtebois, a topographic name composed of the elements gâté ‘spoilt’, ‘laid waste’ + bois ‘wood’. In New England, this has been rendered as Wood in English.

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