Surnames.


We are of French, Scottish, German, Dutch, Indian, Belgium, Ukraine, Norwegan and African descent. 

 

We are interested in the following South-African families: Blackie, Brits, Britz, Cilliers, Esterhuizen, Jordaan, Marais, Meyer, Nel, Nieuwoudt, Pelser, Smit, Truter, Van Biljon, Van der Walt, Van Ellewee, Wolfaardt and more.

BASSON

Arnoldus BASSON, SV/PROG was my 9th great grandfather
German.

Biljon, van see Van Biljon Ou Kaapse Families A-J

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BlackieBlackie (Scotland)
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Botha 

Friedrich BOTH, SV/PROG 1 is my 7th great grandfather on my mother’s side.
Germany

BOTH(A) the name derives from the name Friesiese “Botho” (or boats), which means leader or bevelgewer.
The “a” that follows means son of. The full meaning is therefore that Botha was the son of Both, the leader or commander.

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BOTHA in Suidelike Afrika
Die Appel wat onder die Botha boom geval het.

Brits

 

BRITS
(Germany) 
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Hans Jacob Brits, SV/PROG was my husband’s 6th great-grandfather.

 

Britz

Buisset

Marie Buisset is my 7th great grandmother French Huguenot arrived from Lorraine 1702.
French

Cilliers Wapen

Cilliers/Cellier (French Huguenot.) (France)
Stamvader: Josué Cellier SV/PROG my 7th great-grandfather on my father’s side. 
Josue Cellier (Cilliers, Cillié)  –  farmer, winemaker and carpenter,
Ship: Reygersdal 1700

Our Cilliers Ancestors. 

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COETSEE

Dirk COETZEE, SV/PROG is my 6th great-grandfather on my father’s side.
The Netherlands.

External Link:
Ontmoet die Familie Coetzee

Du Plessis

Du Plessis (French Huguenot.) (France) 
“Jean Prieur du Plessis and Madeleine Menanteau’s son Charles was baptized on board the Oosterland on 18.4.1688.”Huguenot Memorial Museum
The first ship with Huguenots on board which arrived in Table Bay on April 26th, 1688, was the Oosterland.” – Hugenoot.org.za

Dr Jean Prieur du Plessis, SV/PROG (1638 – 1708) – Genealogy – Geni was my  7th great-grandfather. Medical practitioner. Ship Oosterland


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DU PREEZ

Hercules DES PREZ, SV/PROG was my 7th great grandfather. French Huguenot.  France. Ship De Schelde

 

DE SAVOYE

de Savoye, Marguerite -Thérèse b4 PROG1 on Geni my 8th great-grandmother on my dad’s side. French Huguenot from Belgium. She married Christoffel Snyman, SV/PROG1 He’s mother was Catharina van Paliacatta, SM/PROG Groot Catrijn (c. 1631 – 1683), also known as Catharina van Bengale, a slave from India. “By 1690 her son Christoffel was married to Marguerite Therese de Savoye, the daughter of the eminent French Huguenot, Jacques de Savoye. Jacques arrived at the Cape on the 25 April 1688 on board the Oosterland with his second wife, his mother-in-law, two daughters (one of them Marguerite) and his son.” – Groote Catrijn and the Snyman family
The story of Marguerite de Savoie (scroll down)

 

DU TOIT

French Huguenot.
Dutoit
France

Guillaume du Toit, SV/PROG 1 was my 8th great-grandfather on my mother’s side.

Francois du Toit, SV/PROG was my 8th great-grandfather on my father’s side. 

Since Guillaume and his wife, Sara Cochet, did not have any male offspring, François and Suzanne Seugnet, who had four sons and six daughters, became the progenitors of the Du Toit family in South Africa.

“Twee broers, met name Francois en Guillaume du TOIT, het na Suid-Afrika gekom op die skip Vrijheit.
Beide was afkomstig van Ryssel (Lille).”- Stamouers

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Ellewee, Van
see Van Ellewee. Ou Kaapse Families A-J

Johannes Hendricksz VAN ELLEWEE, SV/PROG was my 6 th great-grandfather on my father’s side.
Netherlands

EsterhuizenEstreux

Christoffel Esterhuizen, SV/PROG (c.1666 – 1724) – Genealogy – Geni was my 7th great-grandfather.
Netherlands

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Front Petronella Johanna Susanna Esterhuizen (6.10.1859- Circa 1961)
My husband’s Great Paternal Grandmother in a wheelchair and an unknown boy.
Back far right left to right two unknown men and Charles Johannes Brits (1877-2.6.1954) (71) 
My husband’s grandfather.
Circa 1954. Springs South Africa  Digital copy of a photo.

Esterhuizen Tree

Esterhuizen (Nederland) Ou Kaapse Families A-J Stamvader:


Christoffel ESTERHUIZEN kom by die Kaap aan in 1692. Hy trou met Elizabeth BEYERS, sy was gedoop 10 Oktober 1683 dogter van Andries Beyers en Catharina van de Kaap.
KINDERS
b1 Jean gedoop 10 Mei 1700
b2 Wilhelm, X 26 Okt 1727 Johanna Carelse van den Burg
b3 Jan Andries gedoop 23 Nov 1704, X 27 Jul 1727 Apollonia everts
b4 Johannes * 1706
b5 Christoffel * 1708
Bronne: SAG Vol II
Bydrae: AM van Rensburg

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JordaanJordaan (France) 
French Hugeonote.
‘Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966
My second great-grandmother was Petronella Johanna Jordaan born 15.12. 1821 (ref nr is 13 394)
Jean JOURDAN, de Belle Etoile SV/PROG I
was my 6th great grandfather.From France Ship Berg China


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JOUBERT

 

France
Huguenot

Pierre David JOUBERT, SV/PROG is your 7th great grandfather on my mother’s side. Ship Berg China

Joubert Name Meaning
French: from the Old French personal name Joubert from ancient Germanic Gautberht composed of the elements gaut an ethnic name meaning ‘Goth’ or ‘Geat’ (see Goss ) and berht ‘bright’. This surname is also found in Britain. In the US it is also very common among African Americans. Compare Jaubert and Jubert . Altered form of French Jaubert a variant of 1 above established in South Africa.

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

Facebook groups:
Suid Afrikaanse Joubert Papier genealogie

JOUBERT FAMILIE

 

KRUGER

Kruger/Krüger(Germany)

Franz Kruger is my 8th great-grandfather on my mother’s side

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Le Fébre

Marie le Fébre SM/PROG is my 7th great-grandmother on my father’s side.
From France. Huguenot 

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Lochner (Germany)

Sarah Debora Alderta Lochner Neè van Ellewee was my great-aunt. I have photos of her family. 

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Marais

(French Huguenot.) (France) 

Charles Marais, SV/PROG was my 7th great grandfather on my father’s side. Ship Voorschooten


External Links:

  • ‘Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966
  • Huguenot Society

MeyerMeyer
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German
(French Huguenot.)

Pierre Meyer, SV/PROG

 

NEL (France)

Guillaume Néel, SV/PROG 1 Huguenot – My 8th great-grandfather on my mother’s side. Ship De Schelde
Daniel Willem Petrus Nel was my husband’s Great grandfather.

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Nieuwoudt Wapen

 

Nieuwoudt (Nederland)


Isaak Nieuwout (Niewout), SV/PROG was my 6th great-grandfather.

‘Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966
NIEUWOUDT
Isaac NIEUWOUDT (* Holland), van Amsterdam “kwam naar Zuid-Afrika als weduwenaar en hertrouwde Anna van Wijk”. Sy aankoms aan die Kaap was omstreeks 1716. Blykbaar kon hy eers trou nadat hy in 1723 burgerskap ontvang het in Drakenstein. Nieuwe Woudt is ʼn pleknaam naby Groningen, Holland. Hy was soldaat en later chirurgyn x Kaapstad Johanna (Anna) VAN WYK (≈ 13 Jun 1688), d.v. Willem van Wyk en Catharina Hillebrandt
b1 Gerrit (* 17 Des 1716 ≈ Kaapstad 2 Mei 1717 † c. 1797), burger Drakenstein. Daar is geen rekord dat hy ʼn eie kind van Isaac, die stamvader, was nie. Hy is gedoop deur Anna van Wyk en haar vorige man, Gerrit Willemse. Gevolglik word aanvaar dat Gerrit die familienaam Nieuwoudt aangeneem het x Drakenstein 6 Apr 1739 Johanna STEENKAMP (* 21 Sep 1716 ≈ 4 Okt 1716 † c. 1788), d.v. Jan Steenkamp en Gesina Visser
b2 Helena (≈ Kaapstad 9 Okt 1718) x 4 Mrt 1736 Izaak VISAGIE (≈ c. 1708), burger Drakenstein. S.v. Guillaume Visagie en Gerritje Prinsloo
b3 Jeremias (≈ Kaapstad 17 Nov 1720) [geen verdere besonderhede]
b4 Alida (≈ Kaapstad 13 Feb 1724) [geen verdere besonderhede]
b5 Johannes (≈ Kaapstad 15 Jul 1725 † 28 Aug 1785), burger Drakenstein x 15 Okt 1752 Anna MESNARD (MINNAAR0 (≈ 4 Mei 1727 † 20 Mei 1816), d.v. Philippe Mesnard en Jeanne Mouy (Mony)
b6 Alida (≈ Kaapstad 30 Nov 1727) [geen verdere besonderhede]
b7 Izaak (≈ Kaapstad 16 Jul 1730), burger Drakenstein x 20 Mei 1759 Dorothea Elisabeth HERTZOG (≈ 10 Jul 1740 † 11 Jun 1832), d.v. Johann Barthold (Bartel) Hertzog en Ann Maria Roos
b8 Johannes Godlieb x Kaapstad 9 Nov 1828 Sophia Mariana DENTON, van Sussex, Engeland
b9 Godlieb Johannes x Maria Josina BESTER
BIBLIOGRAFIE
Heese, J.A. Suid-Afrikaanse Geslagregisters Deel 6. 2001. Genealogiese Instituut van Suid-Afrika:
Stellenbosch
Nieuwoudt, Thys. Die Nieuwoudts van Hartebeestrivier en Matjiesfontein. 2001. M.M. Nieuwoudt:
Strand.

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Anna Catharina Nieuwoudt (25.10.1863- 7.7.1906)
and her husband Petrus Smit  (16.2.1857-23.8.1937)
My paternal great-grandparents.
Photo restored and colourized by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures


OPPERMAN

 

Stamvader Gotlieb Christiaan Opperman geb. 1696 Krossen (Silisie, Duitsland) oorl. 1737 aan die Kaap, kan as die eerste trekker beskou word met sy nasate wat van die Kaap deur die Kaapse Middellande, die Oosgrens en verder na die Vrystaat, Natal, Z.A.R. en later met die Dorslandtrek na Angola en Suid-Wes-Afrika beweeg het.

Opperman Surname

Opperman’s in Suid-Afrka

Diederick Johannes Jacobus OPPERMAN was my husband’s third great-grandfather.

 

Pelser

PELSER
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(South African Settlers – German)

 

SLABBERT

Belgium
Aernout SLABBERT was my 9 th great grandfather

Smit wapen

SMIT

Germany
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Erasmus Smit, SV/PROG 2 born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany was my fourth great-grandfather on my Father’s side.
Jan Smit, SV/PROG 1 (c.1662 – 1696) born in Maastricht, Delft, Nederland (Netherlands) was my 8th great-grandfather on my mother’s side.

 

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(Germany) 

Meaning: The name Truter originates from a German male Trudhari, – a mighty nation. –Stamouers

Truter (1)

 

Jan Andries Truter, SV/PROG (1695 – 1771) was my  6th great-grandfather on my father’s side.

‘Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966

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Christina (Chrissie) Philippina Margaretha Truter
20.10.1861 -8.12.1945 My Great Grandmother.
Photo restored and colourized by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures

 

UNKNOWN

Krotoa from Penguin Films on Vimeo.

KROTOA Official Trailer (2017) from Penguin Films on Vimeo.

 

!Goroǀgôas ‘Eva’ VAN MEERHOF, of the !Uriǁ’aeǀona PROG  was my 8th great-grandmother on my mother’s side. 
Africa

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Krotoa of the Goringhaicona

VAN BENGALE

India

Angela VAN BENGALE, SM/PROG was my 9th great-grandmother. on my Father’s side. 

 

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1st land grant (25 February 1667) to a non-European woman at the Cape of Good Hope – Maaij Ansiela van Bengale

Van Biljon (France)

 

BERNARDUS VAN BILJON-Stamvader van die Van Biljon Familie in Suidelike Afrika
Bernardus van Billion, SV/PROG
is my 6th great grandfather on  my father’s side of the family.

External Links and sources:

familiewapenbondoorspronkweb

 

VAN DEN BERG

Jacobus VAN DEN BERG, SV/PROG was my 7th great grandfather.
Netherlands

 

VAN DER MERWE

 

Netherlands


Willem Schalkz VAN DER MERWE, SV/PROG was my 8th great grandfather on my Father’s side. 

 

Van der walt
(Nederland

Gaele Andriesz van der Walt, SV/PROG was my 6th great grandfather on my mother’s side. 
Anna Sophia Pelser (van der Walt) 1867 My maternal grandmother’s mother.
Kommandant Tjaart van der Walt, a1b4 is my fifth great grandfather.

Betekenis: Van Faenwalt (Friese naam vir Veenwouden) (SourceDie Groot Afrikaanse Familienaamboek by C. Pama)
The Progenitor (“stamvader”) of the van der Walt families in South Africa was Gaele Andries born in the town of Veenwouden, Friesland. He arrived at the Cape in 1727, employed as a sailor in the service of the V.O.C.
He married the eighteen year old Johanna Weijers, daughter of Heinrich Weijers from Eppe, Germany and Anna Elizabeth Gerrits in 1742.
Gaele and his bride settled on the farm Uijtkyk in the Roggeveld area where Gaele was probably farming for some time.
Gaele Andries van der Walt died in February 1757 at an age of 52 years.
There were eight children born out of the marriage, five sons and three daughters.
b1 Andries
b2 Hendrik
b3 Renske
b4 Tjaart
b5 Johannes Petrus
b6 Anna Maria
b7 Johanna Catharina
b8 Nicolaas
Eighty six grandchildren followed, forty three sons and forty three daughters. This numbers will let to the largest documented family register in South Africa in the years to come.
The next generation moved inland in the North-Easterly direction to settle around the Sneeu and Renoster mountains. Further generations will spread from here to settle all over South Africa and also more recently across the world.
Johanna Weijers remarried Christian Godlieb Lessing on the 24th of November 1758. This made Johanna the female progenitor (“stammoeder”) for both the van der Walt and the Lessing families in South Africa.
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Anna Catharina Van der Walt
(1.6.1906-22.6.1977)
My husband’s grandmother. She was married to Charles Johannes Brits (1877-2.6.1954)

VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
Belgium
Pieter Jansz VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, SV/PROG was my 7th great grandfather.

Van Ellewee

Netherlands

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Johannes Hendricksz van Ellewee, SV/PROG (c.1695 – 1732  was my 6th great-grandfather on my father’s side.

 

VAN PALIACATTA

India
Catharina “Groote Catrijn” VAN PALIACATTA, SM/PROG was my  8th great-grandmother.

Van Zyl(Nederland)

Christina van Zijl, SM/PROG is my 7th great-grandmother on my father’s side.
My third great grandmother Christina Philipina Margaretha Truter (Wolfaardt), b9c5 her mother Johanna Wilhelmina Jacoba Wolvaardt (van Zyl), b5c10d3 father was  Aldert van Zyl, b6c10

My grandmother’s sister was Johanna Petronella Maria (Magritha) van Ellewee was born 19.8.1905 Van Rhynsdorp, Cape, South Africa and she married Pieter van Zyl Born  1900.
My grandmother’s other sister Petronella Johanna was married to Willem Jakobus VAN ZYL b: ABT 1880.

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Viljoen
Belgium
Francois Viljoen, SV/PROG Huguenot is your 8th great-grandfather. 

Vivier(s)
(French Huguenot.) (Wewege)

Abraham Vivier, SV/PROG (1654 – 1714) – Ship Zuid-Beveland Genealogy – Geni was my 9th great-grandfather on my mother’s side. Huguenot Society

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Wolfaardt

Wolfaardt
Wohlfart/ Wolfaart
Sebastiaan Wohlfart, SV/PROG was my fifth great-grandfather on my father’s side.
‘Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966
Stamouers

Christina Philipina Margaretha Truter (Wolfaardt), b9c5 was my 3rd great-grandmother.


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