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.
Amsterdam Afrikaans, Dutch, Russian
Denoting someone from a place named Amsterdam meaning "dam of the Amstel".
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".
Esterhuizen Southern African, Afrikaans
Habitational name of French origin, denoting a person from Estreux, a commune in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France.
Fourie Afrikaans
Originates from French Huguenot settlers
Kat Dutch, Frisian, Afrikaans, Jewish
Means "Cat" in Dutch, Frisian, and Afrikaans, perhaps originally a nickname for someone who owned a cat or somehow resembled a cat.
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.
Melker Dutch, Swedish (Rare), Afrikaans
Derived from Dutch melker "milker (one who milks)". In some cases, however, it can also be derived from the given name Melchior.
Odendaal Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Odenthal.
Pienaar Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of French Pinard.
Prinsloo Afrikaans
Prinsloo is an Afrikaans surname. The name is derived from the dutch word Prins (meaning prince), and a loo suffix meaning clearing in the forest. Variant spellings include Prinzloo and Prinslo.
Retief Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Rétif.
Snyman Afrikaans
Afrikaans version of the German surname Schneider, which is German for tailor.
Steenbok Afrikaans, Dutch
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Steinbock.
Steyn Afrikaans
Derived from Old Dutch stēn "stone" referring ot a (bowl) stone or a weapon made of stone or rock.
Theron Southern African, Afrikaans, Occitan
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations in Occitanie named Théron or Thérond, ultimately from Latin torus meaning "elevation, height, embankment". A famous bearer is South African and American actress Charlize Theron (1975-).
Uys Afrikaans
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include an Afrikaans variant of Huijs which seems to have developed into Uijs and finally into Uys.
van Niekerk Afrikaans
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... [more]
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