Christoffel Johannes Jacobus Le Roux

Brief Life History of Christoffel Johannes Jacobus

When Christoffel Johannes Jacobus Le Roux was born on 13 November 1880, his father, Jan Gerhardus le Roux, was 35 and his mother, Anna Maria Elizabeth Jansen, was 25. He married Susara Christina Nel in South Africa. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 3 August 1949, at the age of 68.

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Christoffel Johannes Jacobus Le Roux
Susara Christina Nel
Maria Magdalena LE ROUX

Sources (3)

  • Christoffel Jacobus Johannes Le Roux, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930"
  • Christoffel Johannes Jacobus Le Roux, "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954"
  • Christoffel Johannes Jacobus, "South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956"

World Events (8)


Transvaal is restored as a republic. Pretoria Convention recognizes Transvaal independence.


Gold discovered at Witwatersrand. Johannesburg established.


British troops gather on the Transvaal border and ignore an ultimatum to disperse. The second Anglo-Boer War begins.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Vietnamese Thanh, Hung, Minh, Dung, Tuan, Hai, Hoa, Thuy, Son, Anh, Long, Hoang. Chinese Hong, Sang, Chi, Dong, Tong, Lai, Hang, Man, Han, Ho, Phoung, Chan. Korean Tam, Phong, Nam, Thai, Tuong, Chung, Thach, Tinh, Manh, Tham, Uyen, Vang.

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 樂, meaning ‘happiness’ in Chinese: from the first element of the personal name Le Fu (樂父), style name of Yan, son of the Duke Dai of Song (ruler of the state of Song, reigned 799–766 BC ). Yan's grandson Le Ju (樂莒) inherited Le (樂) as his surname.

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 勒: (i) from the second element of the placename Shu-Le (疏勒), an ancient state (located in present-day Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region) during the Western Han dynasty (206 BC –25 AD ). (ii) a surname near the Bohai Sea region during the Han dynasty (206 BC –220 AD ). (iii) a surname traced back to the Hun ethnic group in northern China during the Jin dynasty (265–420 AD ).

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

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