Fredrick Brand

Brief Life History of Fredrick

When Fredrick Brand was born in 1738, in Stellenbosch, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, his father, Fredrik Brand, was 26 and his mother, Maria Visser, was 41. He married Huijbregje Smit on 23 September 1764, in Swartland, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1802, in Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, at the age of 64.

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Fredrick Brand
Huijbregje Smit
Marriage: 23 September 1764
Maria Johanna Brand

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  • Marriage of Frederik Brandt and Húijbregje Smidt; Parish registers for the Dutch Reformed Church at Swartland, Cape Province; ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKD-F3SR
  • Fredrik Brand, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "
  • Frederik Brand De Jonge in entry for Maria De Jonge, "South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Registers (Cape Town Archives), 1660-1970 "

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The Cape Colony (Dutch: Kaapkolonie) was a Dutch United East India Company (VOC) Colony in Southern Africa, centered on the Cape of Good Hope, whence it derived its name. The original colony and its successive states that the colony was incorporated into occupied much of modern South Africa. Between 1652 and 1691 a Commandment, and between 1691 and 1795 a Governorate of the United East India Company (VOC). Jan van Riebeeck established the colony as a re-supply and layover port for vessels of the VOC trading with Asia.[2] The Cape came under VOC rule from 1652 to 1795 and again from 1803 to 1806.[3] Much to the dismay of the shareholders of the VOC, who focused primarily on making profits from the Asian trade, the colony rapidly expanded into a Settler Colony in the years after its founding. In 1795, after the Battle of Muizenberg in present-day Cape Town, the British occupied the colony. Under the terms of the Peace of Amiens of 1802, Britain acceded the colony to the Dutch on 1 March 1803.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, North German, Scandinavian, Dutch, and French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Brando, Old Norse Brandr, a short form of various compound names containing the element brand ‘sword’ (a derivative of brinnan ‘to flash’), of which the best known is Hildebrand . There is placename evidence for Brant(a) as an Old English personal name; however, the Middle English personal name Brand was probably introduced to England from Old Norse.

German: variant of Brandt 1 and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this.

Swedish and Danish: ornamental name or nickname from brand ‘fire’.

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

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