Oscar Pistorius

by andrew on October 28, 2014

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Birth Name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

Place of Birth: Sandton, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Date of Birth: 22 November, 1986

Ethnicity: Afrikaner [Dutch, German, some French Huguenot, distant Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon) and Danish, remote English, remote Malagasy, Bengali, Indian, and Indonesian], some English, evidently 1/8th Italian

Oscar Pistorius is a South African sprint runner. Both of his legs were amputated below the knee when he was eleven months old, and he competed in events for single below-knee amputees and for able-bodied athletes.

Oscar is the son of Sheila Francis (Bekker) and Heinrich Carl Wilhelm “Henke” Pistorius. His mother was born in Kenya. He has Afrikaner (German and Dutch), some English, and evidently 1/8th Italian, ancestry, from his mother’s grandfather, an Italian emigrant to Kenya. He is English-speaking.

Oscar was found guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. In February 2013, he shot her in his Pretoria home.

Oscar’s paternal grandfather was Hendrik Wilhelm Carl Pistorius (the son of Theodor/Theodore Georg Joseph Pistorius and Anna Sofia/Sophia Magdalena Stander). Hendrik was born in Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng. Theodor was the son of Carl Wilhelm Heinrich/Hendrik Pistorius and Anna Maria van Staden. Oscar’s great-grandmother Anna was born in Rustenburg, Bojanala, North West, the daughter of Johannes Hendrikus Stander and Johanna Frederika Elizabeth Schoeman.

Oscar’s paternal grandmother was Gertruda/Gertruida Jacoba de Beer (the daughter of Arnoldus Stephanus de Beer and Martha Johanna Maria de Beer). Gertruda was born in Transvaal. Arnoldus was the son of Johannes Christoffel de Beer and Emmerentia Petronella Swanepoel. Martha was born in Doorndraai Dam, the daughter of Dewald Lambertus de Beer and Martha Johanna Maria Scheepers.

Oscar’s maternal grandparents were Len Bekker and Joyce W. Sugar (the daughter of parents surnamed Sugar and Brocklesby). Joyce was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.

The original Pistorius immigrants to South Africa were Friedrich Heinrich Pistorius (b. 16 March 1789, Tondorf, Sachsen-Weimar, Germany), his elder brother, Maximilian Ernst Ludwig (b. 1781), and the eight children of Friedrich, who arrived at the Cape, South Africa in 1838, onboard the “Cape Packet”. The family moved to Natal in 1842. The brothers were the sons of Wilhelm August Pistorius and Fredericke Maria Voigt. Friedrich Heinrich (1789-c. 1863), a brick-maker, is considered to be the Progenitor/Stamvader of the Pistorius family in South Africa.

Oscar is a seventh cousin, once removed, of model Candice Swanepoel.

Sources: Genealogy of Oscar Pistorius – http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Oscar’s father (through his own brother) – https://www.wikitree.com

Birth record of Oscar’s maternal grandmother, Joyce W. Sugar – https://www.familysearch.org

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant October 22, 2017 at 8:04 am

f–king murderer

andrew October 22, 2017 at 7:47 am

Genealogy of Oscar’s father (through his own brother, Theodor Pistorius): https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Pistorius-Family-Tree-338

andrew October 22, 2017 at 8:21 am

His father’s ancestry is Afrikaner [Dutch, German, some French Huguenot, distant Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon)], distant Danish, remote English.

Also some of his remote ancestors were slaves from Madagascar, Bengala, India and Indonesia.


ashash October 23, 2017 at 6:32 am

The distant African, Indian, Indonesian, Bengali, etc. needs to be added to his ethnicity as well.

andrew October 10, 2017 at 3:40 pm

His mother was born in Kenya.

Joyce W. Sugar (the daughter of ? Sugar and ? Brocklesby). Joyce was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.


Manila November 24, 2017 at 3:45 am

I am not sure if her parents were Roberton Thomas Sugar and Annie Brocklesby as they were said to be married 23 years prior to Joyce’s birth: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26SQ-VPS

Devotion October 23, 2015 at 12:04 am

Looks more Italian than these three.

Sexy man, too bad he is a monster.

cwm85 October 22, 2015 at 2:06 pm

POS is out of prison. He killed his ex gf viciously and got a slap on the rest. What a joke or so called justice.

black plague November 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Anybody knows the fucking surname of that fucking italian who emigrated to Kenya?
I also don’t have my two legs,so sad, but my girlfriend is not as beautiful as Reeva Steenkamp,my girl is very very ugly,so terrible.My girlfriend is from Eritrea in Africa and she also don’t have her two legs.
My life is so terrible,I wanna die.

shobohunter November 11, 2014 at 3:27 am

hahaha (laughing)

andrew November 11, 2014 at 4:53 am

this is what he claimed to an Italian sport magazine

andrew October 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Here is the source:


He didn’t reveal the name of his ancestor. Btw his mother was really born in Kenya


guyinsf November 4, 2014 at 1:05 am

Any Afrikaner is surely to have the follower 3: Dutch, French and German.

shobohunter November 11, 2014 at 3:26 am

to guyinsf

(Any Afrikaner is surely to have the follower 3: Dutch, French and German.)
and black

andrew October 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

Pistorius surname goes back to Johannes Pistorius, b. 1471 in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy and dead in Woerden, Utrecht, Netherlands. “Johannes Pistorius and his family fled from Pistoia Italy during the Roman Catholic era of the Lombards invasion of Pistoia to rid of any religious groups other than Roman Catholic”. Nice story.


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