South African Submitted Surnames
are used in the Republic of South Africa.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
bekker is a regional form of Dutch bakker which means Baker
Botha roughly translates to "son of the leader" in middle dutch
DUBE Ndebele, Zulu
It means Zebra. It is usually a surname instead of a person's name used by Zimbabwean Ndebele people and South African Zulu people.... [more]
The name Engelbrecht has multiple translations, including "Angle Glorious" and "Bright Angel".
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
THERON South African, Occitan
South African surname of Occitan origin derived from any of the various locations named Théron
. The name itself is ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *tur-
or Latin torus
meaning "height, elevation"... [more]
VAN DER MERWE Dutch, South African
While the name is currently very common in South Africa, it originates in Holland, literally meaning "From the Merwe". The first van der Merwes hail from the Merwede river. The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652.
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
"new", and kerk