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From: "Marthie Bredenkamp" <>
Subject: RE: SA's most popular surnames
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2000 21:40:30 +0200


Tell me were may I find the 1888 Voters roll for South Africa and the 1964
Population Register of the Republic of South Africa.
And the 1994 voters list and so the 1999 list for South Africa

Marthie Bredenkamp



-----Original Message-----
From: Lehmkuhl [mailto:]
Sent: 20 December 1999 09:37
To:
Subject: Re: SA's most popular surnames


At 20-12-99 Monday 05:35 PM, you wrote:
>I keep wondering what surname in South Africa would be the equivalent
>of JONES or SMITH. My guess is LE ROUX, what's yours ? Who would
>the expert researchers pick?
>Cliff Jones

According to the 1888 Voters' Roll for the South African Republic
(contained 11294 entries) the most popular Afrikaans surnames were:
Botha = 251
Pretorius = 211
Grobler = 198
van der Merwe = 182
Erasmus = 168
Smit = 145
Coetzee = 144
Joubert = 144
Venter = 144
van Vuuren = 128
Kruger = 122
Potgieter = 121
Engelbrecht = 120
de Beer = 117
van Rensburg = 112
followed by:
Fourie
Oosthuizen
du Toit
Prinsloo
Steyn
Viljoen
Bezuidenhout
van Zyl
Visagie
Greyling
Marais
le Roux
Lamerding = 1
Bosch = 1

According to the 1964 Population Register of the Republic of South Africa
(rounded off):
Jacobs = 82500
Botha = 79500
Smith = 76500
Williams = 64500
van Wyk = 63000
van der Merwe = 60000
Nel = 49500
du Plessis = 48000
Venter = 48000
Pretorius = 46500
Coetsee / Coetzee = 46500
Fourie = 46500
Louw = 46500
van Rensburg = 46500
Smit = 45000
van Zyl = 43500
Adams= 42000
Hendricks = 40500
du Toit = 39000
Kruger = 39000
van Niekerk = 39000
Meyer = 34500
Abrahams = 34500
le Roux = 31500
Booysens = 31500
Swart = 30000
van Rooyen = 30000
Viljoen = 30000
Steyn = 28500
van der Westhuizen = 28500
Swanepoel = 27000
Muller = 27000
Marais = 27000
Joubert = 27000
Brown = 27000
Potgieter = 25000
du Preez = 25000
Jouberts = 24650
Olivier = 24000
Oosthuizen = 24000
Pienaar = 24000
Bezuidenhout = 24000
Petersen = 22500
Burger = 21750
de Villiers = 21000
de Beers = 21000
van Heerdens = 21000
Barnard = 21000
Isaac = 19500
Prinsloo = 19500
Fortuin = 18750
Thomas = 18000
Grobler = 18000
Vorster = 18000
Visagie = 17250
Lombard = 17250
Scheepers = 16500
Steenkamp = 16500
Theron = 16500
Jones = 16500
Kotze = 16500
Plaatjies = 16500
Groenewald = 15750
de Wet = 15000
Roberts = 15000
Botes = 15000
Labuschagne = 15000
Human = 14250
Wessel = 13500
Wilson = 13500
Witbooi = 13500
Hattingh = 13500
Snyman = 13500
Arendse = 13500
Schoeman = 12750
Roux = 12000
Becker = 12000
Badenhorst = 12000
Young = 12000
Lewis = 12000
Titus = 12000
Brits / Britz = 11250
Stevens = 10500
Thompson = 10500
de Kock = 10500
Fouche = 10500
Bosman = 10500
Green = 9750
Liebenberg = 9750
Vermaak = 9750
MacDonald = 9000
Scholtz = 9000
White = 8250
Bouwer = 8250
Afrika = 8250
King = 7500
Watson = 7500
Koekemoer = 7500
Goliath = 7500
Fick = 7500
Opperman = 7500
Clark / Clarke = 6750
Robinson = 6750
Vosloo = 6750
McKenzie = 6000
Murray = 6000
Marx = 6000
Rautenbach = 6000
Grobbelaar = 6000
Marshall = 5250
Reid = 5250
Hanekom = 5250
Cohen = 4500
Schmidt = 4500
de Klerk = 4500
Bronkhorst = 4500
Baatjies = 4500
Webber = 4500
Webster = 4500
Kock = 4500
Levy = 3750
McLean = 3750
Langenhoven = 3750
Katz = 3000
Rogers = 3000
Zietsman = 3000
Goodman = 2250
Goldberg = 2250
Bernstein = 1500
Gard(i)ner = 1500
Raubenheimer = 1500
Anderson = 1500
Source: South African Surnames by Eric Rosenthal, 1965

Anne Lehmkuhl - Professional genealogist specialising in South African
research
Member of: Genealogical Society of South Africa; Association of
Professional Genealogists (USA)
Web site http://www.rupert.net/~lkool/


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