My wife, Jean Elizabeth Axten, was born in Northwood in Middlesex Her Axten family originates from Cobham in Kent and we traced several from their graves in Cobham Churchyard (near Thong). Jean's brother Charles Norman Axten (and his children 4 boys) are the only Axten family in South Africa. It would be of interest if you would share some Axten family background with us. Jeans father, Charles Axten, came to Cape Town in South Africa in 1947 (Jean was 8 yrs and her brother 11 yrs at that time). A related family name we know of is Bennett - Jeans Grandmother who was also married to a Charles Axten - Charles is a family name used by the family.
Thanks, Brian Avery