South African

Cyril Ramaphosa

by Manila on December 20, 2017

Birth Name: Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

Place of Birth: Soweto (then-part of Johannesburg), Transvaal (now Gauteng), South Africa

Date of Birth: 17 November, 1952

Ethnicity: Venda

Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African politician, businessperson, activist, and trade union leader. He has served as Deputy President of South Africa, since 3 June 2014. He is also the President of the African National Congress, since 18 December 2017. He was previously the Secretary General of the African National Congress, from 1991 to 1997.

He is the son of Erdmuth and policeman Samuel Ramaphosa. He is married to Tshepo Motsepe, with whom he has four children.

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Madelaine Petsch

by ashash on December 8, 2017

Madelaine Petsch – Prive Revaux Eyewear Launch Party – Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch

Place of Birth: Port Orchard, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 18, 1994

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Dutch, German, probably other)

Madelaine Petsch is an American actress. Her parents are South African (Afrikaners).

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Caron Bernstein

by Manila on December 7, 2017

Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa

Date of Birth: 16 August, 1970

Ethnicity:
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*Dutch [including remote Frisian], as well as small amount of French and German (mother)

Caron Bernstein is a South African model, actress, singer, and songwriter.

Caron’s father, Ivan Bernstein, is Jewish (of Lithuanian Jewish and English Jewish descent). He is pictured here.

Caron’s mother, Mariette (Margadant), is of Dutch (including remote Frisian) descent, as well as small amount of French and German ancestries.

Caron is married to American financier Andrew Schupak, with whom she has a son. She was previously married to German musician Richard Z. Kruspe.

Caron’s paternal grandfather was Henry Bernstein. Henry was a Lithuanian Jewish emigrant, from Tauragė, Tauragė.

Caron’s paternal grandmother was Clarissa Sale (the daughter of Isaac Sale and Minnie Herma). Isaac was the son of Joseph Sale and Freda.

Caron’s maternal grandfather was Piet “Peter” Margadant (the son of Frans Gerard Carel Margadant and Catharina Johanna Maria van Zwet). Piet was a Dutch emigrant, from Rotterdam. Frans was the son of Frans Karel Jacobus Margadant and Geertruida Immetje Catharina Lucouw. Caron’s great-grandmother Catharina was the daughter of Karel Johannes van Zwet and Joba Wilhelmina Saraber.

Caron’s maternal grandmother was Suffrida Renica Hermanides (the daughter of an Casparus Henricus Hermanides and Neeltje Margaretha Maria Hulsman). Suffrida was a Dutch emigrant, from Noordwijk, South Holland. Casparus was the son of Suffridus Renicus Hermanides and Johanna Louisa Willemina Hermanides, who were first cousins. Neeltje was the daughter of Gerrit Jan Hulsman and Anna Elizabeth Krenning.

Caron’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her sixth great-grandmother, Maria van Schrevendijk.

Sources: Genealogy of Caron Bernstein – https://www.myheritage.com

Genealogy of Caron’s father (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Caron’s maternal grandfather, Piet Margadant – https://www.openarch.nl

Marriage record of Caron’s maternal great-grandparents, Frans Gerard Carel Margadant and Catharina Johanna Maria van Zwet – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-grandfather, Frans Gerard Carel Margadant – https://www.openarch.nl

Marriage record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Frans Karel Jacobus Margadant and Geertruida Immetje Catharina Lucouw – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Frans Carel Jacobus Margadant – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Geertruida Immetje Catharina Lucouw – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Karel Johannes van Zwet and Joba Wilhelmina Saraber – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Karel Johannes van Zwet – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Joba Wilhelmina Saraber – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Caron’s maternal great-grandparents, Casparus Henricus Hermanides and Neeltje Margaretha Maria Hulsman – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-grandfather, Casparus Henricus Hermanides – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-grandmother, Neeltje Margaretha Maria Hulsman – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Suffridus Renicus Hermanides and Johanna Louisa Willemina Hermanides – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Suffridus Renicus Hermanides – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Johanna Louisa Willemina Hermanides – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Gerrit Jan Hulsman and Anna Elisabeth Krenning – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Gerrit Jan Hulsman – https://www.openarch.nl

Birth record of Caron’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Elisabeth Krenning – https://www.familysearch.org

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J. M. Coetzee

by Manila on November 30, 2017

Birth Name: John Maxwell Coetzee

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Date of Birth: 9 February, 1940

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Dutch, French, German, Belgian [Flemish]), Portuguese, 1/8 Polish, English, Irish, as well as 1/1024 Malagasy, remote Danish, Finnish, and Indian

J. M. Coetzee is a South African writer. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.

J. M.’s father, Zacharias “Jack/Zach” Coetzee, was an occasional attorney and government employee, from Prince Albert, Cape (now Western Cape). J. M’s mother, Vera Hildred Marie (Wehmeyer), was a schoolteacher, from Diepkloof, Transvaal (now Gauteng).

J. M. was married to Philippa Jubber, with whom he has two children.

A few of J. M.’s remote ancestors were Indian slaves.

J. M.’s sixth paternal great-grandfather, Dirk Coetzee, was a Dutch immigrant, from Kampen, Overijssel. J. M.’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Gerhard Coetzee.

J. M.’s paternal grandfather was Gerrit Maxwell “Gert” Coetzee (the son of Frederik Laurens Johannes Coetzee and Elizabeth Agnes Mills). Frederik was the son of Gerrit “Gert” Coetzee and Elizabeth Jacoba Hess. J. M.’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of J. Mills.

J. M.’s paternal grandfather was Magdalena Catherina “Lenie” de Beer (the daughter of Zacharias Johannes Hendrik “Zaag” de Beer and Magdalena Maria Le Roux). J. M.’s great-grandfather Zacharias was the son of Zacharias Johannes Hendrikus de Beer and Catharina Petronella Oosthuizen. J. M.’s great-grandmother Magdalena was the daughter of Gabriel Jacobus Le Roux.

J. M.’s maternal grandfather was Pieter Hendrik Wehmeyer (the son of Gottlieb Wilhelm Bernhard Wehmeyer and Anna Maria Adriana Ferreira). Gottlieb was the son of Bernhard Matthys Wehmeyer and Martha Johanna Maria Zondagh. Anna was the daughter of Ignatius Stephanus Johannes Ferreira and Gertruida Sophia Minnie.

J. M.’s maternal grandmother was Louise Amalia du Biel (the daughter of Balthazar du Biel and Anna Louisa Brecher). Balthazar was a Polish immigrant, from Schwarzwald, Posen (now Czarnylas, Greater Poland Voivodeship). Anna was the daughter of German immigrant Ferdinand Brecher, of Nassau, Rhineland-Palatinate, and of Anna Katharina Hanafey. The surname “Hanafey” is of Irish origin.

J.M.’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Jurriana Frederika van Bernago.

Source: Genealogy of J. M. Coetzee – https://www.geni.com

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

by Manila on November 26, 2017

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – 2017 Miss Universe Pageant – Winner Photocall – Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: PRN / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa

Date of Birth: 28 June, 1995

Ethnicity: Afrikaner (Dutch, possibly other)

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is a South African beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Universe 2017.

She is the daughter of Anne-Mari (Nel) Steenkamp and Bennie Peters.

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