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
BUYS Afrikaans (Modern)
South Africa, Pretoria
CILLIËRS Afrikaans
Brought to South Africa by settlers of French decent some time in the past 300 years. Sometimes also a given name for boys.
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, Southern African
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 meaning "of" combined with nieuw meaning "new" and kerk meaning "church".
VAN ROOYEN Afrikaans
van Rooyen related to van Rooijen, is an Afrikaans and Dutch toponymic surname. May be rooted from the Rhine area of the Netherlands, possibly having meant "from Rhine" originally. Now a fairly common surname through out South Africa after being brought to Southern Africa by Dutch settlers over the past 300 years, often with variations on spelling but said in the same or a similar way.
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