Pages in category "Afrikaans-language surnames" The following 138 pages are in this category, out of 138 total. Despite this, Scots had an enormous South African community (compared to that of Nyasaland).  Today, they are estimated to be around 30,000. It included segregation, similar to South Africa, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South-West Africa (Namibia); but as the Europeans constituted a smaller fraction of the population they did not dominate politics. After Algeria became independent in 1962, about 800,000 Pieds-Noirs of French nationality were evacuated to mainland France while about 200,000 chose to remain in Algeria.  After 1907, an increasing number of dispossessed Boers arrived in what was then the British territory of Southern Rhodesia, seeking better economic opportunities. In the islands of Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe, besides Portuguese settlers, most of the population was of mixed Portuguese and African origin.  A modest annual rainfall of under 1020 mm was considered especially suitable for the temperate farming activities to which many were accustomed. They still have community centers and churches in these countries. What are some common white male Afrikaans names? When Mozambican Civil War (1977–1992) began suddenly, large numbers of both Portuguese-born settlers and Mozambican-born settlers of Portuguese blood went out again. , Current estimates for the Afrikaner population in Namibia range from 60,000 to 120,000; they continue to make up the majority of the country's white citizens. Quarterly Digest Of Statistics, Zimbabwe Printing and Stationery Office, 1999. Transient administrators and soldiers were posted there initially as deterrents to rival governments attempting to effectuate treaties concerning land and other resources with local African populations.  During the Great Depression, locally owned, small scale businesses managed by individual whites suffered immense losses attempting to compete with large commercial enterprises and the lower costs of black peasant production (South Africa being the sole exception to the rule, as its white businesses and labour were heavily subsidised by the state). Belgian colonials and their descendants have been especially represented in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, although post-colonial instability in these states has led to exodus. , Many Flemish settlers in Rwanda were targeted for extermination as part of the Rwandan genocide. , Boer resentment of the British peaked in 1834, when the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 was passed, outlawing slavery throughout the British Empire. He lives in a squatter camp for poor white South Africans called Coronation Park. The sport continues to be popular amongst Portuguese South Africans who founded the Vasco de Gama Football Club.  The postwar influx also introduced the phenomenon of unemployed whites in French West Africa, who were mostly unskilled workers that secured only temporary jobs or were not engaged in any specific profession, and found themselves having to compete with a growing skilled black workforce. There is a minority of Swedes in East Africa.  Former Italian communities also once thrived in the Horn of Africa, with about 50,000 Italian settlers living in Italian Eritrea in 1935. facing the country. ", During World War I, the Maritz Rebellion in South Africa caused consternation among Rhodesian authorities, prompting them to conclude that their colony's Afrikaner inhabitants could not be relied upon against the German Empire. While Smith remains the most common U.S. surname, for the first time, two Hispanic names—Garcia and Rodriguez—made the top 10. , Similarly to cricket, football, and field hockey; rugby was first introduced to the continent by the British. However, the use of the French language was discouraged and many of their descendants intermarried with the Dutch. This was heightened by the discriminatory practices of the colonial authorities, which devoted more public funding to their education and technical training. , In the late sixteenth century, the Dutch East India Company (known more formally as the Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, or VOC) began routinely searching for sites on the African continent where its trading fleets could obtain fresh water and other supplies while en route to the Orient. Pronunciation : case sensitive: see the pronunciation key for a guide on how to write the sounds; sounds can only be searched in names that have been assigned pronunciations * is a wildcard that will match zero or more letters in the pronunciation example: *lee matches names which end with the sound lee _ is a wildcard that will match exactly one letter in the pronunciation In the southern Regions of Karas and especially Hardap, the vast majority of town names are German, or a mixture of German, Afrikaans and English. After Nyasaland became independent (and upon adopting a new name, Malawi), many Scots returned to Scotland or moved to South Africa or Rhodesia (formerly Southern Rhodesia and later known as Zimbabwe).  The voortrekkers eventually established several independent Boer republics deep in the southern African interior, the most prominent of which were the Natalia Republic, the Orange Free State, and the South African Republic (also known simply as the Transvaal). The language is made … Very few White Africans speak Bantu languages (languages spoken by Black people) at home, but still a small percentage of white Africans speak Bantu languages as second languages. Franschhoek (meaning French Corner in Dutch) is a large town in the Western Cape, so named for the French Huguenots, who traveled and settled there.  The abolition of slavery, along with Boer grievances over taxation and the perceived Anglicisation of the Cape judiciary, triggered the Great Trek: an eastward migration of 15,000 Boers determined to escape British rule by homesteading beyond the Cape Colony's frontiers. You e-mail me the surnames you are interested in, and I send you the e-mail address(es) of the person(s) who are researching these surnames … Most Afrikaners in Zimbabwe have now immigrated to South Africa or European countries. Sizable numbers of people of British descent are also nationals of Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania, Swaziland (3% of the population), Nigeria, and Botswana. White Africans of European ancestry or Euro-Africans refers to people in Africa who can trace full, or partial ancestry to Europe.  Until Zimbabwean independence in 1980, White Rhodesians prevailed over the nation politically, socially, and economically. The first known match in South Africa took place in 1808.  Relations between the new colonial leadership and the Boers soon began to deteriorate when the British refused to subsidise the Cape Colony, insisting that it pay for itself by levying larger taxes on the white population. the ancestors of most Ghanaians of Norwegian descent are from Denmark but Denmark has controlled Norway. African names have always been associated with personal identity and personality structure expressed in the hopes and aspirations of the parents and passed on to the individual child. The Spanish have resided in Equatorial Guinea (when under Spanish rule known as Spanish Guinea) for many years and first started as temporary plantation owners originally from Valencia, before returning to Spain. , A white flight phenomenon accompanied regional decolonisation and to a lesser extent, the termination of white minority rule in Rhodesia and South Africa. When Angola won independence from Portugal in 1975, most British people in Angola resettled in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Namibia (South-West Africa), Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), Portugal or Brazil. Some colonial German-style buildings still exist in some of Tanzania's largest cities and former German strongholds, but they are in bad condition and need extensive renovation.  This was a common trend throughout African colonies from the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. The last stage of the war consisted of Boer guerillas, termed "bitter-enders", who refused to lay down their arms and took several years to defeat. Most of these settlements were not planned by the British government, with many colonial officials concluding they upset the balance of power in the region and left the long-established British interests vulnerable. Many European sports have become popular in Africa after the arrival of Europeans on the continent.  Under the direction of Jan van Riebeeck, a small Dutch party also constructed a fort known as the Castle of Good Hope. Despite virtually all German names being reverted since World War I, some places still hold German names.  The British government offered preexisting slaveholders compensation for their slaves, but payment had to be claimed in person in London, and few Boers possessed the funds to travel there.  Eventually they ended up setting up businesses in Johannesburg or coastal fisheries, and a substantial number intermarried with other white South African groups. The table below represents how small their numbers were compared to other sections of the future Central African Federation. Radio messages broadcast by Hutu extremists advocated the killing of white Rwandans should they be of Belgian ancestry, despite the fact that Belgium itself attempted to remain neutral during the 1994 conflict.  Consequently, some African governments have made a concerted attempt to retain sizable white communities in the interests of preserving their capital and much-needed technical skills. Vous pouvez modifier vos choix à tout moment dans vos paramètres de vie privée. Somalia had over 50,000 Italian Somali settlers during World War II, constituting more than 5% of the total population in Italian Somaliland. The Armenian Apostolic Church and Coptic Orthodox Church are in communion as Oriental Orthodox churches. , On 5 July 1960, five days after the new Republic of the Congo gained independence from Belgium, members of the Force Publique (Dutch: Openbare Weermacht) garrison near Léopoldville/Leopoldstad mutinied. Though European female numbers increased 30 years later, slave women were often favoured for their beauty, and many became the ancestral mothers (or stammoeders ) of generations of families in South Africa.  An Afrikaner party was also elected for the first time in the Cape Colony in 1908. With only 19 European women and 100 white free burghers at the Cape in 1677, most 13th generation South Africans with colonial ancestry have at least one slave ancestor from these parts.  For example, in Tanganyika, the colonial authorities were estimated to have allocated up to twenty-six times more funding per year for white schools than black schools.  Land distribution thus emerged as an extremely contentious issue in those territories with large numbers of permanent European colonists. Lists Reviews Images Update feed.  In contrast to Western and Central Africa, the milder, drier climates of Northern, Eastern, and Southern Africa thus attracted substantial numbers of permanent European immigrants. , The advent of global decolonisation ushered in a radical change of perspectives towards European settlement in Africa. In 1989, there were an estimated 4.6 million people with European ancestry on the African continent. The top three surnames were Dlamini, Nkosi and Ndlovu. The heterogeneous European community included large numbers of German military recruits in the service of the VOC, as well as French Huguenot refugees driven into overseas exile by the Edict of Fontainebleau.  However, relations between the Boer republics and the British administration at the Cape remained poor, with the latter concerned that Boer independence was a lingering threat to the Cape's strategic security. Afrikaans is the most common language spoken at home by white South Africans. , White settlers wielded enormous influence over many colonial administrations; for example, they often occupied influential positions on elected legislatures and held most of the senior administrative posts in the civil service. , Following the dissolution of French West Africa and the independence of its constituent states, sizable white minorities survived in Gabon and the Ivory Coast. Today the Greek community numbers officially about 3,000 people although the real number is much higher since many Greeks have changed their nationality to Egyptian. The Scots played an enormous part in British overseas colonisation, alongside the English, Welsh, and Irish. You e-mail me the surnames you are interested in, and I send you the e-mail address(es) of the person(s) who are researching these surnames for their own family history.  15,000 white people live in the Ivory Coast..  Immigration to French West Africa spiked after the war due to an influx of French people seeking to escape depressed economic opportunities at home. Although Norwegians in Africa are one of the smallest immigrant communities, they are not unheard of. From the 1870s, Scottish churches began missionary work in Nyasaland/Malawi, in the wake of their illustrious predecessor, David Livingstone. , Flemings in Rwanda, South Africa, and the DRC.  The Italians in Libya resided (and many still do) in most major cities like Tripoli (37% of the city was Italian), Benghazi (31%), and Hun (3%). Although there were small British settlements along the West African coast from the 18th century onwards, mostly consisting of trading posts and castles, British settlement in Africa began in earnest only at the end of the 18th century, in the Cape of Good Hope. Migration to South Africa from Germany has existed since the establishment of the first refreshment station in 1652.  Zimbabwe currently hosts eleven Greek Orthodox churches and fifteen Greek associations and humanitarian organizations. , The VOC initially had strict requirements which the prospective vrijburgers had to fulfill: they were to be married Dutch citizens, of good character, and had to undertake to spend twenty years at the Cape. This is perhaps the most common last name identified with blacks. A small Scottish community was established here, and other Scots immigration occurred in Southern Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Northern Rhodesia/Zambia, and South Africa.  The South African constitution and Pan South African Language Board seeks to promote and respect the language. Most Scottish settlers from Rhodesia left for South Africa after Rhodesia's independence and after economic and political problems in 2001. In 2009 the Rector of St. Thomas the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church in Johannesburg visited the Serbian community of Zambia, who attend the local Greek church, The Serbian community in South Africa has existed since the 19th century, and during World War II the government of Yugoslavia sent agents to recruit Serbian immigrants, then mostly concentrated in Cape Town.  Most of the Boers were engaged in cattle ranching, using the vast, unpopulated lands around Ghanzi as a massive range to drive their herds. The indigenous African last names and surnames are meaningful, reflective, and unique. There is also known to be a German dialect, spoken in the south-east of South Africa, known as Nataler German [de] (German from Natal). Serbs and people of Serbian descent constitute a fairly large population in South Africa, accounting for 25-30,000 people, mostly residing in Gauteng.  The mission was aborted because of a lack of fresh water on the atoll, and they instead settled in Durban, with a few opting to settle in Madagascar.  As a result, by 1691 a third of the vrijburger population of the fledgling colony was not ethnically Dutch. This list may not reflect recent changes (). The name went to South Africa with the Dutch settlers in 1652. German is spoken by 32% of Namibia's white population (making up 2% of the Namibian population). Economic relationships have been blossoming between Greece and Egypt.  The sport continues to be popular amongst White Africans of British descent. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media.  By the mid nineteenth century, some of these itinerant Afrikaners had settled in Molepolole. , During and following the Boer Wars some Afrikaners chose to leave South Africa.  In addition, nearly 10,000 white Ugandans of British extraction were living under the regime of Idi Amin as recorded by Time Magazine in 1972. It is impossible to verify the number of white Africans of European ancestry, as a number of African nations do not publish census data on race or ethnic origin. were brought to South Africa as slaves. The schloss (palace) of Jesko von Puttkamer, governor of German Kamerun. In 1981, their population in the KwaZulu Natal province was estimated at more than 12,000. The 2,127,685 inhabitants of the Canary Islands hold a gene pool that is halfway between the Spaniards and the ancient native population, the Guanches (a proto-berber population), although with a major Spanish contribution..  Many Boers, especially those involved in grain and wine production, owned slaves at the time, and the size of their slave holdings correlated greatly to their production output. , As a group, Afrikaners formed 1.2% of Botswana's total population in 2009. White Africans of European ancestry or Euro-Africans refers to people in Africa who can trace full, or partial ancestry to Europe.  After Napoleon's occupation of the Netherlands during the Flanders Campaign, Great Britain captured the Cape Colony to prevent France from laying claim to its strategic harbour. Governor's home in Buea, with Mount Cameroon in the background. Cricket was also played by Europeans in other countries on that are members of the commonwealth. Namibia is also the only nation outside Europe to have a Lutheran majority. Only a small white population in Libya, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia has the fluency of Italian, because it is no longer the official language there. 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