Place of Birth: Basel, Switzerland
Date of Birth: 8 August, 1981
*father – Swiss-German
*mother – Afrikaner [Dutch, German, French/French Huguenot, distant Scottish, Belgian Flemish, Swiss-German, Danish, and Portuguese]
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/French Huguenot, distant Scottish, Belgian Flemish, Swiss-German, Danish, and Portuguese] 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 Vera Meyer (the daughter of James Sandilands and Mabel Lilian Muller). Vera was born in Cape, South Africa, of heavily German, and some Scottish, French Huguenot, Dutch, and Portuguese, descent. James was the son of Jacobus Esias Meyer and Jessie Sandilands. Mabel was the daughter of Helgard Jacobus Wilhelm Muller and Margaretha Isabella 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 – https://www.wikitree.com