Roger Federer

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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 named Benedikt Anton Federer.

Roger’s paternal grandmother was Maria Katharina Inauen (the daughter of Johann Josef Inauen and Katharina Dörig). Maria was born in Schwende District, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden. 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). Jacobus was born in Hanover, Northern Cape. 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 named 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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22 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    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.

  2. andrew says:

    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

  3. andrew says:

    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

  4. andrew says:

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

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