huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

It was in December 1689 when a group of Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. In total, some 180 Huguenots from France and 18 Walloons from present day Belgium, settled in South Africa. Listed below are some of the Huguenot names, which have been slightly altered to blend into the local community.

Voortrekker surnames who were of French Huguenot ancestry include:[3]-

(Original French spelling in brackets)

  • Aucamp (Auchamp)
  • Boshof (Bossau)
  • Bruwer (Bruere)
  • Buys (Du Buis)
  • Cilliers (Cellier)
  • Cronje (Cronier)
  • De Klerk (Le Clercq)
  • Delport (Delporte)
  • De Villiers
  • Du Plessis
  • Du Preez (Des Prez, Des Pres, Du Pre)
  • Du Toit
  • Duvenage (Duvinage)
  • Fouche (Foucher)
  • Fourie
  • Hugo (Hugot, Hugod)
  • Jacobs? (Jacob?)
  • Jordaan (Jourdan)
  • Joubert (Jaubert)
  • Labuschagne (Labuscaigne)
  • Le Roux
  • Lombard (Lombaard)
  • Malan (Mallan)
  • Marais
  • Maartens/Martins (Martin)
  • Minnaar (Meinard, Mesnard)
  • Meyer
  • Naude
  • Nel (Neel, Niel)
  • Nortier / Nortje (Nourtier)
  • Pienaar (Pinard)
  • Retief (Retif)
  • Reyneke? (Reyne?)
  • Riekert? (Richarde?)
  • Rossouw (Rousseau)
  • Roux
  • Senekal (Senecal, Senechal)
  • Terblanche (Terreblanque)
  • Theron (Therond)
  • Tredoux
  • Viljoen (Villion)

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