Roger Federer

by ethnic on June 21, 2010

"A Night with the Stars" Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Gala - Arrivals

Place of Birth: Basel, Switzerland

Date of Birth: 8 August, 1981

Ethnicity:
*Swiss-German (father)
*Afrikaner [Dutch, German, French, distant Belgian Flemish and Swiss-German] (mother)

Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player.

Roger’s father, Robert Federer, is Swiss, of Swiss-German descent, and was born in Berneck, Rheintal, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. Roger’s mother, Lynette (Durand), is South African, of Afrikaner (Dutch, German, French, and distant Belgian Flemish and Swiss-German) descent, and was born in Kempton Park, East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa.

Roger is married to Mirka Federer, a Slovak-born Swiss former professional tennis player, with whom he has four children.

Roger’s paternal grandfather was Benedikt Anton Federer.

Roger’s paternal grandmother was Maria Katharina Inauen (the daughter of Johann Josef Inauen and Katharina Dörig). Roger’s great-grandmother Katharina was the daughter of Johann Jakob Alois Dörig and a woman surnamed Manser.

Roger’s maternal grandfather was Jacobus Albertus Durand (the son of David Andries du Raan and Lusia Hendrina Cilliers). David was the son of Willem du Raan and Maria Catharina Magdalena Muller. Lusia was the daughter of Johannes Francois Cilliers and Anna Maria Magdalena Viljoen.

Roger’s maternal grandmother was Vera Meyer.

Sources: Genealogy of Roger Federer – http://www.geni.com

Article about Roger’s mother’s family history (in Afrikaans) – http://www.litnet.co.za

Genealogy of Roger’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Elisabeth Johanna Pienaar (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Roger’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Johannes Francois Cilliers – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Roger’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Carel Jacobus Viljoen (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

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Manila November 28, 2017 at 1:52 am

I went deeper into Roger’s maternal grandfather’s ancestry. He also had Belgian (Flemish) and Swiss-German [parts of Afrikaner], as well as remote African (Khoikhoi and West African), Danish, English, Indonesian, and Tamil Indian ancestries.

Roger’s 10th great-grandmother, Krotoa (also known as Eva), was a Khoikhoi interpreter.

andrew November 28, 2017 at 5:21 am

@manila

They’re the same ancestors of other prominent Afrikaners. Perhaps I will add Nobel Prize Laureate J. M. Coetzee.

follers November 28, 2017 at 6:48 am

A 10th great-grandparent is 1/4096 of his ancestry. What are the fractions for these groups – African (Khoikhoi and West African), Danish, English, Indonesian, and Tamil Indian?

andrew November 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm

He is 1/2048 Angolan (thorugh Dorothe van Angola)

ashash November 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm

Lmao. I sense the annoyance.

andrew October 27, 2017 at 3:46 pm

correction

David Andries Durand was the son of Willem du Raan and Maria Catharina Magdalena Muller

Maria Catharina was the daughter Elisabeth Johanna Pienaar

Genealogy of Roger’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Elisabeth Johanna Pienaar (focusing on her own father’s side): https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Pienaar-Family-Tree-1582

andrew October 27, 2017 at 3:27 pm

genealogy of Roger’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Carel Jacobus Viljoen (focusing on his own mother’s side): https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Viljoen-Family-Tree-504

andrew October 10, 2017 at 4:17 pm

genealogy of Roger’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Johannes Francois Cilliers: https://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Cilliers-Family-Tree-532

andrew October 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm
neiltennant June 29, 2016 at 3:59 am

AFRIKANER is such a misleading WORD

Devotion October 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Really? Thought he was of Mediterranean ethnicity. He’s so Greek/Italian looking….

andrew October 17, 2015 at 5:52 pm

exactly..”Roger Federer” is a classic Greek/Italian name!

follers October 17, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Rogelio Federale.

neiltennant July 9, 2017 at 7:36 am

@andrew

you idiot he meant his looking and not his name

names do not mean anything

there are Asians with Swedish names
and there are Jews with Anglo names (WOODY ALLEN, TONY CURTIS etc.)

andrew July 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm

didn’t you get the irony?

cwm85 September 17, 2015 at 1:49 pm

He is more mixed than I thought. Dutch, french, german too. Didn’t know that. Thought he was all swiss.

Da_PhantomMenace September 3, 2011 at 4:50 am

Ya’ll celebrities must hit a quick deepthoat. ATM and not to mention the DP bitchfuks. Dont be using noob weapons such as the Famas and the AK74u. Telkom, please hurry the fuck up and give us RSAens a minimum of a stable/permanent 3bar ping offer!!!!

andrew July 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm
administrative assistant December 21, 2010 at 12:11 am

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