Alwyn Francois Van Heerden

31 August 1853–
Cradock, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Alwyn Francois

When Alwyn Francois Van Heerden was born on 31 August 1853, in Cradock, Cape Province, South Africa, his father, Alwyn Francois Van Heerden, was 32 and his mother, Magdalena Cecilia Krugel, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Alwyn Francois Van Heerden
1820–1883
Magdalena Cecilia Krugel
1823–
Pieter Schalk Van Heerden
1843–
Andries Hendrik van Heerden
Johanna Herculina Van Heerden
1845–
Anna Susanna Van Heerden
1847–
Johannes Hendrik Gideon Van Heerden
1849–1902
Magdalena Cecilia Christina Van Heerden
1851–
Alwyn Francois Van Heerden
1853–
Maria Magdalena Elizabeth van Heerden
1855–
Anna Sophia Van Heerden
1860–
Elizabeth Francina Van Heerden
1862–

Parents and Siblings

    Alwyn Francois Van Heerden

    Male1820–1883Male

    Magdalena Cecilia Krugel

    Female1823–Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (3)

1856

Age 3

Xhosa cattle sacrifices lead to famine.
1867

Age 14

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
1872

Age 19

Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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