leven van Johannes Calvijn ("The La Motte, La Cotte, Cabriere, Provence, Chamonix, Dieu Donne and La Dauphine were among some of the first established farms-—most of which still retain their original farm houses today. Fleeing religious persecution of Protestants in France after the 1685 revocation of the Edict of Nantes (which had guaranteed their rights), 200 000 French Huguenots emigrated to countries such as Switzerland. honesty. A large monument to commemorate the arrival of the Huguenots in South Africa was inaugurated on 17 April 1948 at Franschhoek.A museum dedicated to the Huguenot history in South Africa is located adjacent to the monument. The Huguenots of South Africa 301 Coertzen, P Stellenbosch University The Huguenots of South Africa in documents and commemoration ... came of the scheme to also settle “Piemontoisen” at the Cape. of 25 individuals with the surname De Villiers appear, seventeen about The Franschhoek is a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. Married in the Cape of Good Hope, they later farmed for a living near Stellenbosch. The Dutch East India Company sent a few hundred to the Cape to develop the vineyards in southern Africa. farmers. Africa. identifiable subgroup. [1] This assimilation into the colonial population was also due to the fact that many Huguenot descendants married individuals from the Dutch population. A [2], Voortrekker surnames who were of French Huguenot ancestry include: [3] -, There are many families, today mostly Afrikaans-speaking, whose surnames bear witness to their Huguenot ancestry. farms, and implements, seed and animal stock would be provided, the de Klerk, the last State President of apartheid-era South Africa. Viljoen's. At first, the Huguenots were sent to farm alongside Van Der Stel’s latest flock of settlers in the Berg River Valley around the slopes of the Drakenstein (Dragon Rock) Mountains. years researchers looked in vain for a definitive French influence By 1692, a total of 201 … But the surnames Nel, Du Plessis, Coetzee, Fourie, Du Toit, Le Roux, Viljoen, Translation: The French People Who Made South Africa. This was because like the Dutch, the Huguenots were Calvinists. Afrikaners make up approximately 5.2% of the total South African population based on the number of white South Africans who speak Afrikaans as a first language in the South African National Census of 2011. French, largely disappeared. Between 1948 and 1994, many prominent figures of South African political life, including all leaders of the government, were members of the Afrikaner Broederbond. Learn how and when to remove this template message, "De Klerk told Mandela: Timing of release not negotiable", "The new South Africa: F W de Klerk's long trek", "Paths to Pluralism: South Africa's Early History", The French refugees at the Cape (1921), Botha, C. Graham, out of copyright, Aegidius Jean Blignaut, South African writer, H.D Viljoen (Former Inspector General SADF). economical, cultural, research and development in the areas of the Western Cape. their efforts later led to a marked increase in the improvement of It is the fourth-oldest city and European settlement in the Republic of South Africa and the largest town in the Cape Winelands. Afrikaners are an ethnic group in Southern Africa descended from predominantly Dutch settlers first arriving at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th and 18th centuries. Bryer, Lynne and Theron, Francois. Hoërskool Bellville is a public Afrikaans medium co-educational high school situated in Bellville in the Western Cape province of South Africa, It is one of the top schools in the Western Cape province, It was founded in 1937. Many of the Huguenots who settled … It is also a place where you can share links to online resources, tell other users where records etc. Most of these originally settled in the Cape Colony, but were absorbed into the Afrikaner and Afrikaans-speaking population, because they had religious similarities to the Dutch colonists. Due to these laws, those huguenots who migrated to America, did this as privat persons, … Actually the king of France and his ministers, made laws that only cathlic french should settle the provinces. South Africa occurred during 1688 - 1689. Times Magazine of Hoërskool Menlopark is a public Afrikaans medium co-educational high school situated in the suburb of Menlopark in Pretoria in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The Dutch in South Africa, 1652-1795 1802-1806. The first Huguenot to permanently settle at the Cape of Good Hope was Francois Villion (presently spelled Viljoen), who arrived at the Cape already in October 1671. [ citation needed ]. A smaller monument commemorating the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Huguenots is located in the Johannesburg Botanical Garden. were assimilated by the rest of the population at the Cape as a result Visagie, Jan C. Voortrekkerstamouers 1835 - 1845. The first Huguenot settlement in the land that would later become the United States was attempted in 1562, when Jean Ribault, a French naval officer, founded an outpost on Parris Island, South Carolina. Pretoria. In 1652 the Dutch East India Company charged Jan refugees. the fact that most of them were highly trained craftsmen or experienced Nobody expresses it better that Maurice Boucher in his "French Owing to the policy instituted in 1701 of the Dutch East India Company which dictated that schools should teach exclusively in Dutch, that all official correspondence had to be done in Dutch, and strict laws of assembly, the Huguenots ceased by the middle of the 18th century to maintain a distinct identity, and the knowledge of French diminished and eventually disappeared as a home language. amongst the white population, nine are of Huguenot origin. Franschoek Valley (History of South Africa) Although it was hoped by many Huguenots that a separate community could be established where they could preserve their own language and culture, in reality it was a vain hope as the last thing the Dutch Administration wanted was a pocket of Frenchmen in their midst whilst at War with France. As of 2007 the headmaster of the school is Mr Derek Swart. List of prominent South Africans of Huguenot descent. The contribution of the Huguenots in South Africa. million in 1700. Publication date c1867 Topics Huguenots in England, Huguenots in Ireland, Huguenots in the United States Publisher New York : Harper & Brothers Collection Princeton; americana It is situated about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province and is renowned for its haunting scenic beauty and deep viticulture and fruit-growing heritage. The wine industry in South Africa was greatly influenced by the Huguenots, [11] many of whose families had owned vineyards in France. The progenitors of the extended Viljoen clan are François Villion and Cornelia Campenaar. Some Afrikaans writers have Huguenot surnames, and were involved in setting up the Society of Real Afrikaners. This project is devoted to the German Settlers in South Africa. published in the Sunday achievers on every terrain in South Africa - religious, social, Their descendants are proud of ancestors who sacrificed a great deal - Initially they concentrated on wheat and sheep farming, Page 47. The valley was originally known as Olifantshoek ("Elephant's Corner"), so named because of the vast herds of elephants that roamed the area. Reformation in their own country, they brought as spiritual assets to After this large scale emigration, individual Huguenot immigrant families arrived at the Cape of Good Hope as late as the first quarter of the 18th century, and the state-subsidised emigration of Huguenots was stopped in 1706. to the Cape and have descendants in South Africa, appears in the column A complete surnames list (original spellings) of Huguenots who emigrated to the Cape and have descendants in South Africa, appears in the column at left. Other than its rich history, the school is known for all-round excellence in sport, culture, academics and the performance of notable old boys across a wide sphere of society. Just as France suffered a notable loss though the emigration of these intelligent, capable people, so the Ame… When cost of which had to be later reimbursed to the Dutch East India JLM Franken: The Huguenots and the Cape, South Africans. If they decided to farm, they were allotted free amount of necessary luggage along. It is the 12th oldest school in the country. identified separately from that of their fellow colonists. Its large influence within South African political and social life came to a climax with the rise of apartheid, which was largely designed and implemented by Broederbond members. They did not continue to live as an separate, clearly The number of vine plants increased from 100 in 1655 The It is about 75 kilometres from Cape Town and has a population of slightly over 15,000 people. It was brought to South Africa in 1671 by French Huguenots who subsequently intermarried with the local Dutch population. The Havenga prize can only be awarded to a person once, but can be awarded posthumously. They are the The Huguenots in South Africa. South African athletes will compete in a total of 15 different sports against their continental counterparts at the Games which run from 4–19 September while there is also representation by para-athletes in the power-lifting and athletics codes. Wynand Olivier is a South African rugby union footballer. He played as a scrum half for the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup competition and the Bulls in Super Rugby between 2002 and 2011, and for Japanese Top League side Suntory Sungoliath between 2011 and 2016. legacy of the Huguenots was however far reaching. especially male christian names such as Francois, Pierre, Etienne, Huguenot settlers immigrated to the American colonies directly from France and indirectly from the Protestant countries of Europe, including the Netherlands, England, Germany, and Switzerland. The school was founded in 1920 by Jan Joubert and Chris Neethling and the sister school is Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool. Marais and Du Preez. About 200,000 Huguenots left France, settling in non-Catholic Europe - the Netherlands, Germany, especially Prussia, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and even as far as Russia where Huguenot craftsmen could find customers at the court of the Czars. Not all of these surnames exist in South Africa today, since a number of Huguenot "stamouers" (founding fathers) only … It was in December 1689 when a group of Huguenots set sail from France to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. White South Africans are by far the largest European-descended population group in Africa. religion, etc. Dutch East India Company encouraged the Huguenots to emigrate to the Immigration patterns in South Africa and their effect on genealogical research: Netherland administration (Netherland East India Company, 1652-1795, and the Batavian Republic, 1803-1806). They established the settlement Jamestown on the Santee River north of Charles Town, and elsewhere in the lowcountry. Biografiese Woordeboek") articles descendants, proved that they were hard working and industrious, and Pioneer Francois Villion (later Viljoen), had arrived at the Cape in 1671. legacy of the Huguenots is wide-ranging but subtle; throughout the localised, such as Viljoen, Since 2000, it has been incorporated into Stellenbosch Municipality. agriculture, science and engineering; sport and politics, as military Vineyards near Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa. their new country of choice. French Huguenot churches were established at Jamestown, Goose Creek, and in … Paarl Gimnasium is a public Afrikaans medium co-educational high school situated in the city of Paarl in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Early German Settlers of South Africa. In 2016, 57.9% were native Afrikaans speakers, 40.2% were native English speakers, and 1.9% spoke another language as their mother tongue, such as Portuguese, Greek or German. their most important influence on South Africa, is the fact that they - Toit, Du Plessis, Du Preez and Malherbe; the spelling of others were 1850-1890 Passengers arriving in South African Ports- by the The Genealogical Society of South Africa John Ovington visited the Cape in 1693, he wrote: The It originated from the Dutch vernacular of South Holland, incorporating words brought from the Dutch East Indies and Madagascar by slaves. can be found and make queries or ask for help through the discussion facility. A large monument to commemorate the arrival of the Huguenots in South Africa was inaugurated on 17 April 1948 at Franschhoek. Paul Roos Gymnasium is a public, dual medium high school for boys in the town of Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa, and opened on the 1st of March 1866 as Stellenbosch Gymnasium. Today, the Society has nearly 2,000 members who are descendants of those Huguenots. Today, descendants of the Boers are commonly referred to as Afrikaners. A comprehensive list of these surnames can be seen on the Huguenot Memorial in the Johannesburg Botanical Garden. the case with viticulture and oenology (the growing of grapes and stage of the settlement at the Cape when the white population was still even their country of birth -  and were willing to suffer They included Francois Villion, later known as Viljoen, and the du Toit brothers. Commemorating 300 years of Huguenot history in South Africa Many people of European heritage in South Africa are descended from Huguenots. making of wine, brandy and vinegar). despite their relatively small numbers, they nevertheless left an The Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, is a public Afrikaans medium high school for boys situated in the suburb of Arcadia in Pretoria in the Gauteng province of South Africa. They also started wool farming which, in time, became a very lucrative trade. See more ideas about history, french history, africa. It was founded by H. J. Klopper, H. W. van der Merwe, D. H. C. du Plessis and Rev. at left. The first wave of French Huguenots came to South Carolina in the 1680s. Paarl is a city with 112,045 inhabitants in the Western Cape province of South Africa. practicing a trade. Port Elizabeth and Algoa bay in 1886 - The 1820 British Settlers in South Africa The settlers who did remain as farmers, made a significant contribution to agriculture by planting maize, rye and barley. His usual position is at centre. potential emigrants from Europe were allowed to take only the minimum quality Cape wines. indelible mark on and made a valuable contribution during the early [8] [9]. The name of the area soon changed to le Coin Français ("the French Corner"), and later to Franschhoek, with many of the settlers naming their new farms after the areas in France from which they came. economy, education, technology, agriculture, culture, church life, they soon intermarried with the other colonists to fully become just On 31 December 1687 a group of Huguenots set sail from France as the first of the large scale emigration of Huguenots to the Cape of Good Hope, which took place during 1688 and 1689. The school is situated in Paarl, a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. In the first four volumes of the South Diep River. Huguenot sense for values remains, and romanticism still surrounds the remain. Perhaps life of John Calvin") D’Arbez concludes: A survey of the Huguenot genes to the Afrikaner people amounts to some 24%. The Havenga Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns to a candidate for original research in the Sciences since 1945. A larger number of French refugees began to arrive in the Cape after leaving their country as a result of the Edict of Fontainebleau (1685), which revoked the Edict of Nantes (1598) that had granted religious toleration to Protestants. Huguenots brought with them are poplular amongst their descendants, Huguenots are characterised by their intrinsic pride, diligence and In 1692 a total of 201 French Huguenots had settled at the Cape of Good Hope. Today thousands of The Huguenots of South Africa 1688–1988, Pieter Coertzen & Charles Fensham, Published 1988 Tafelberg, ISBN 0-624-02623-X The French refugees at the Cape (1921), Botha, C. Graham, out of copyright at the Internet Archive Dec 23, 2019 - Huguenot history. relatively small in numbers . Although they strove to maintain their own identify at first, This small body of immigrants had a marked influence on the character of the Dutch settlers. In the 10 years after the Edict was revoked, an estimated fifteen hundred Huguenots came to South Carolina. French Huguenot descendants were also included in the exodus of frontier farmers that was called the Great Trek. of both political measures and their minority numbers. What they experienced as children of the In total, some 180 Huguenots from France and 18 Walloons from present day Belgium, settled in South Africa. The Huguenot Society of South Carolina was established in 1885 to preserve the memory of the Huguenots who left France prior to the promulgation of the Edict of Toleration, November 28, 1787. Certain first names which the Most French Huguenots were either unable or unwilling to emigrate to avoid forced conversion to Roman Catholicism. In linguistic, cultural and historical terms, they are generally divided into the Afrikaans-speaking descendants of the Dutch East India Company's original settlers, known as Afrikaners, and the Anglophone descendants of predominantly British colonists. Please only add the profiles of the Stamvaders/Progenitors who came from Germany. their Heritage, Chameleon Press 1987  The first headmaster of the school was Rev. Jacques  and Louis. The Candidates are judged on the quality of research publications and evidence of the promotion of Afrikaans. The Huguenots who arrived at the Cape of Good Hope at the end of the 17th century, consisted of only a fraction of the large-scale Protestant flight from France after the revocation of the Edict on Nantes in 1685. It gave the protestants in catholic France the right to practise their belief freely, have their own church services and keep their French citizenship. Lynne Bryer and Francois Theron: The Huguenots and In fact, the first Huguenot to arrive at the Cape of Good Hope was Maria de la Quellerie, the wife of governor Jan van Riebeeck, who started the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 on behalf of the Dutch East India Company; however, she and her husband left for Batavia after ten years. A number of wine estates have French names to this Johannesburg [South Africa]: Centrak News Agency, 1939. Cape because they shared the same religious beliefs, and also due to The Huguenots were given farming land in various places, where they were expected to settle: a couple in the Table valley, some in the vicinity of the present day Sometset West and Stellenbosch. They, as well as their Cronjé, Pienaar, Retief and Senekal. their proud descendants carry with dignity surnames of which the Viljoen is an Afrikaans surname, derived from the French Villion. Many of these settlers were allocated farms in an area later called Franschhoek, Dutch for "French corner", in the present-day Western Cape province of South Africa. Paarl Boys' High School, known in Afrikaans as Hoër Jongenskool Paarl is one of the oldest schools in South Africa, built in 1868. Along with the Dutch, they helped to spread Calvinism in the Cape and later in South Africa. Chameleon Press. First Edition. Huguenots and the South African Cape With the 1685 Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, French Protestants were stripped of any protect-ion they may have had in Louis XIV’s France. But In the reflections on the rules under which the French Refugees went to the Cape there is complete surnames list (original spellings) of Huguenots who emigrated they were expected to make a living from agriculture, business or by As a result, more than three-quarters of the Protestant population of 2 million converted, 1 million, and 500,000 fled in exodus. number of Huguenot "stamouers" (founding fathers) only propagated in They were purposely spread out and given farms amongst the Dutch farmers. under the Cape colonists, and only the names of people and farms In 1685 Jean de Long (de Lange) and his family arrived at the Cape, and the next year the brothers Guillaume and Francois du Toit followed. Jozua Naudé in 1918 and was known as Jong Zuid Afrika until 1920, when it became the Broederbond. contribution of the Huguenots in South Africa, Huguenot Afrikaans, South Africa's third most widely spoken home language, evolved as the mother tongue of Afrikaners and most Cape Coloureds. Some of their descendants include: The 1972 South African Gazelles rugby union tour in Argentina was a series of matches played by the Gazelles in Argentina, between September and November 1972. years of the settlement at the Cape of Good Hope to various areas - The majority were awarded farming land in the Berg river valley between the present day Franschhoek and Wellington. Dutch Colonialism, Dutch forts, Dutch language and Dutch religion, Dutch colonial ruins, Dutch remains Listed below are some of the Huguenot names, which have been slightly altered to blend into the local community. Germany, England, America, and South Africa. October 4th, 1981, indicated that of the 36 most common surnames Protea Boekhuis. Grey College is a public English & Afrikaans medium school for boys situated in the suburb of Universitas in Bloemfontein in the Free State province of South Africa, it is one of the 23 Milner Schools, It's one of the top and most academic schools in the Free State province. Huguenots of Spitalfields is a charity based in east London, where many of the original Huguenots settled. Coertzen: The Huguenots of 1688-1988, Tafelberg Publishers 1988  The sister school is Eunice High School (Bloemfontein). There was a significant encouragement from the Dutch East India Company for the Huguenots to settle at the Cape. They traditionally dominated South Africa's politics and commercial agricultural sector prior to 1994. The Huguenots did not settle in an organized way or area. The first Huguenots had in fact arrived as early as 1671, when the first Huguenot refugee, Francois Villion (later Viljoen), arrived at the Cape. Whatever their contribution, it can no longer be clearly the female lines. After a commissioner was sent out from the Cape Colony in 1685 to attract more settlers, a more dedicated group of immigrants began to arrive. [12] Many of the farms in the Western Cape province in South Africa still bear French names, such as Haute Cabrière, La Petite Provence, La Bourgogne, La Motte, La Bri, La Borie, La Chataigne and La Roche. The history of the French Huguenots in South Africa started with the edict of Nantes enacted in France in 1598. Various French-language first names have also gained popularity amongst Afrikaners, examples being Francois, Jacques, Pierre, Charles and Eugene. The Huguenot Heritage, The Story of the Huguenots at the Cape. Although the Huguenots settled along almost the entire eastern coast of North America, they showed a preference for what are now the states of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina. African Biographical Dictionary ("Suid-Afrikaanse Not all of these surnames exist in South Africa today, since a 2011. He represented South Africa between 2004 and 2015, winning 76 caps, playing in three Rugby World Cup tournaments, and winning the 2007 competition. specifically as it would provide an income sooner that would have been A notable example of this is the emigration of Huguenots from La Motte d'Aigues in Provence, France. Already early in the eighteenth century they Huguenots did indeed leave a direct and indirect legacy in South Petrus Fourie du Preez is a South African former professional rugby union player. Examples of the more common names are Blignaut (Blignault), Cronje (Cronier), de Klerk (Le Clercq), Visagie (Visage), de Villiers, du Preez, du Plessis, du Toit, du Randt, Fourie, Fouche, Giliomee (Guilliaume), Gous / Gouws (Gauch), Hugo, Jacobs, Joubert, Jordaan (Jourdan), Labuschagne (la Buscagne), Lange, le Roux, Leonard, Lombard, Malan, Michel, Malherbe, Marais, Nel, Nortje (Nourtier), Pienaar, Retief, Rossouw, Roux, [4] Terreblanche, Taljard, Theron and Viljoen (Villion). Boer, (Dutch: “husbandman,” or “farmer”), a South African of Dutch, German, or Huguenot descent, especially one of the early settlers of the Transvaal and the Orange Free State. The Government Printer, Pretoria, 1978, The Many people of European heritage in South Africa are descended from Huguenots. day, as a reminder of their important contribution to this industry in (three years after the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck at the Cape) to 1,5 French Huguenots who emigrated to South Africa. Those who did not have the desire or means to transplant to a new continent often opted to settle in neighboring Switzerland. leaders and statesmen, as poets and philosphers and authors. like their Dutch compatriots - were supporters of  Calvinism. Due to the growth of the Mbekweni township, it is now a de facto urban unit with Wellington. [5] [6] [7], Some of the descendants of these original Huguenot families became prominent figures in South African society, most notably F.W. Du Toit's, twelve on Malan's, nine on Joubert's, and eight on spelling is unchanged from the original, such as De Villiers, Malan, Du White South Africans are South Africans of European descent. Ces Francais Qui Ont Fait L'Afrique Du Sud. surnames which survived in South Africa. However, even before this large-scale emigration individual Huguenots such as François Villion (1671) and the brothers François and Guillaume du Toit (1686) fled to the Cape of Good Hope. 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