Afrikaans Submitted Surnames

Afrikaans names are used by Afrikaans speakers in the countries of South Africa and Namibia.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BEKKER     Afrikaans
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
BOTHA     Afrikaans
Botha roughly translates to "son of the leader" in middle dutch
BUYS     Afrikaans (Modern)
South Africa, Pretoria
DE BEER     Afrikaans
De Beer is a Dutch and Afrikaans surname, meaning "the bear"
DE BRUYN     Afrikaans
"Bruyn" is an archaic spelling of "bruin", meaning "brown"
DE KOCK     Afrikaans
Means "The Cook"
DU PLESSIS     Afrikaans, French Creole, French (Cajun), French (Huguenot)
French topographic name for someone who lived by a quickset fence, Old French pleis (from Latin plexum past participle of plectere ‘plait’, ‘weave’), with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’... [more]
ENGELBRECHT     Afrikaans
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
FOURIE     Afrikaans
Originates from French Huguenot settlers
LOUW     Afrikaans
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
SNYMAN     Afrikaans
Afrikaans version of the German surname Schneider, which is German for tailor.
VAN DEN BERG     Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish
Meaning "from the mountain".
VAN NIEKERK     Afrikaans
Afrikaans surname of Dutch origin used as a topographic name for any of the various locations named "Nieuwerkerk" in The Netherlands or "Nieuwerkerken" in Belgium. The name itself means "of the new church"; from Dutch van "of, nieuw "new", and kerk "church".
VERWEY     Dutch, Afrikaans, South African
Contracted form of van der Weij meaning "from the meadow".
YOST     American, Dutch, Afrikaans
Americanized spelling of Dutch surname Joost or German surname Jost
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