Surnames.


We are of French, Scottish, German, Dutch, French 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

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

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BlackieBlackie (Scotland)
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John Blackie Born 13,1.1822 Glasgow, Scotland. Was my second great grandfather.


Joachim Hendrik Blackie (30.12.1887-15.5.1942)
My Grandfather and he’s wife Hilda Johanna Gertruida Pelser (17 July 1892 -1968) (My Ouma) (Grandmother)

Miriam Blackie
My Mother
29.12.1934-30.9.2000

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Botha 

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

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.

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Charles Johannes Brits (1877-2.6.1954) (71)
My husband’s grandfather.


Jacobus Johannes Brits
My Father in Law
(20 May 1930- Sept 2012)

Britz

Buisset

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

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, wine maker and carpenter,
Ship: Reygersdal 1700

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COETSEE

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

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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. 


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DU PREEZ

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

 

DU TOIT

French Huguenot.

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

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

“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 fathers side.

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

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Front Petronella Johanna Susanna Esterhuizen (6.10.1859- Circa 1961)
My husband’s Great Paternal Grandmother in wheelchair and 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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Greyling

Johann GREYLING, SV/PROG

Johannes Philuppus Greyling was my husband’s aunt’s husband.

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JordaanJordaan (France) 
‘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)


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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.

 

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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. 


External Links:

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

MeyerClick above for more.

(French Huguenot.) (France)

Pierre Meyer, SV/PROG- 

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

“From the Middle High German word “meiger,” meaning “higher or superior,” often used for stewards of landholders or great farmers or leaseholders – today a Meier is a dairy farmer. Meier and Meyer are used more often in Northern Germany, while Maier and Mayer are found more frequently in Southern Germany.

Surname Origin: German

Alternate Surname Spellings: MEIER, MAYER, MAIER, MIER, MEIR”

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Alida Johanna Meyer (6.6.1929- 10.2010) (
Mom-My Mother in Law) and her Daughter Hester Elisabeth Brits ( 20.3.1949- 2001)

NEL (France)

Guillaume Néel, SV/PROG 1- My 8th great grandfather on my mother’s side.
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 colorozed by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures

Pelser

(South African Settlers – German)

 

Abraham Pelster, SV/PROG was my 6th great grandfather on my mothers side.

Abraham was born in Hamburg, Germany  – Stamouers.

Ship: Popkensburg [1700] 804 ton) uit Texel, Nederland, vertrek en op 2 NOV 1708 in die Kaap aangekom. (Land- en Seemonsterrolle en Skeepssoldyboeke van 1708, 1710, 1712 en 1716 in die Rijksarchief, Den Haag.  ABRAHAM PELTZER, die PELTZER/PELSER/PELZER Stamvader van Suid-Afrika.

PELSER/PELTZER
Beteken Pels- of Bontmaker.
Stamvader is Abraham Peltzer van Hamburg Duitsland. Was ‘n soldaat vanaf 1710 – 1712. Later ‘n Korporaal en boukneg. Burger in 1718. Trou met Elizabeth.

PELSER/PELTZER
Meaning Hidemaker (Animal skins)
Ancestor is Abraham Peltzer from Hamburg in Germany. He was a soldier from 1710 -… 1712. Later he became a Corporal and builder. Married Elizabeth in 1718

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

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Maria (left) and her sister Hilda Johanna Gertruida Pelser (17 July 1892 -1968) (My Ouma) (Grandmother)

My grandmother was married to Joachim Hendrik Blackie (30 th of December 1887- 15.5.1942) (My Grandfather )
Professional photo probably taken in Durban, South-Africa.
Circa 1968 35mm. ©

Smit wapen

SMIT

(Nederland)
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Jan Smit, SV/PROG 1 (c.1662 – 1696) – Genealogy – Geni was my 8th great grandfather on my mother’s side.
Erasmus Smit, SV/PROG 2 was my fourth great grandfather on my Father’s side.

External Links and sources:

  • Smit
  • Smit familie in Suid Afrika, (Facebook) Slegs die familie wat afstam van Jan Smit en Anna Tol.
  • ‘Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966


Petrus Smit
(1857/02/16-1937/08/23 My Great Grandfather
Photo restored and colorozed by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures

 

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(Germany) 

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 colorozed by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures

 

UNKNOWN

 

Krotoa ‘Eva’ of the Goringhaicona was my 8th great grandmother on my mother’s side. 

 

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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 grand father on  my father’s side of the family.

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familiewapenbondoorspronkweb

 

VAN DEN BERG

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

 

VAN DER MERWE


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)

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

External Links and sources:

  • Van Ellewee (Nederland) Ou Kaapse Families A-J
  • Geslagsregisters van die Ou Kaapse Families’, deur C.C. de Villiers, en C. Pama, 1966

My Paternal Grandmother Pieteriza Cilliers Van Ellewee. (7.10.01- 7.7.1992)
Circa 1920  My Ouma (Ouma is Afrikaans for Grandmother.)
Photo restored and colorozed by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures

 

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

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

WolfaardtClick above for more (Germany)

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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