Sophia Carolina Johanna Fourie

Brief Life History of Sophia Carolina Johanna

When Sophia Carolina Johanna Fourie was born on 12 May 1937, in Zimbabwe, her father, Theodorus Hermanus Gerhardus Fourie, was 56 and her mother, Dorothea Maria Visser, was 31. She married Christiaan Roedolf Van den Berg on 31 May 1969, in Salisbury, Salisbury, Mashonaland South, Southern Rhodesia. She died on 15 November 2000, at the age of 63.

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Christiaan Roedolf Van den Berg
Sophia Carolina Johanna Fourie
Marriage: 31 May 1969

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    Great Britain recognized the country's independence and Rhodesia's name was officially changed to Zimbabwe. Canaan Sodindo Banana served as the first black president from 18 April 1980 until 31 December 1987.

    Name Meaning

    French (Fourié): variant of Fourier, an occupational name from Old French forrier ‘forager’, i.e. one responsible for ensuring the accommodation of troops passing through or a soldier sent out to gather forage. This surname is most common in South Africa.

    History: The South African bearers of the surname Fourie (rarely Fourié) trace their origin to Louis Fourié, a Huguenot from Dauphiné, France, who arrived in the Dutch Cape Colony via the Netherlands in 1688. He married Suzanne Cordier c. 1694 and Anna Jourda(a)n c. 1716. He is recognized as a French Huguenot ancestor by the Huguenot Society of South Africa.

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

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