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van Antwerpen surname

Johannie van Antwerpen (View posts)
Posted: 955528519000
My name is Johannie van Antwerpen. I am looking for any info I can get on the van Antwerpen family tree, especially the van Antwerpen family in South Africa. My husband is very interested in genealogy, and wants to begin the South African branch of the van Antwerpen family tree. I would also be interested in chatting to family members from around the world.
Thanks, look forward to hearing from you.

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Toni Weber (View posts)
Posted: 957900604000
Hi Johannie

I came across your message board by accident, while looking for information on van Antwerp. I was born van Antwerp [not en] in South Africa [Durban]. No use to you at all I know, but wanted to say hi anyway. I wish you all the best in your search.

Van Antwerp(en)

Ron Jones (View posts)
Posted: 962047021000
When my first ancestors arrived in New Amsterdam, his name was Daniel Jans Van Antwerpen. Along the way it was shortened to Van Antwerp. If it happened in the U.S. it could also happen anywhere else in the world. One of my Van Nieuwkercke lines also migrated to South Africa - by the time my gggrandmother was born in Kentucky, it was simply Newkirk.

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Carl (View posts)
Posted: 971449357000
My 5-G Grandparents were Abraham Van Antwerpen, b - 9/12/1725 and Margaret (Kaljer) Van Antwerpen, b - ??. They lived in the Schenectady/Albany area of NY. Thier daughter, Nelly, b - 9-10-1766, married Hermanus Peek, Jr. 7/5/87.
We have a sampler made in 1774 by Nelly which lists her parents and (probably) her maternal grand parents, Aaron Sophya Vadder.
Does anything here connect?

Van Antwerp(en)

Ron Jones (View posts)
Posted: 971461006000
I do not have that name in my files. My Daniel Janse Van Antwerpen was in the Schenectady, NY area about that time. Many records destroyed by the French Indians in 1699, so I don't know of any siblings/relatives.

Van Antwerpen Family SA

Derek Souter (View posts)
Posted: 975874657000
My wife's stepmother was a Van Antwerpen and was married and became a Van Zyl was then widowed and re-married and is now a Conradie.

I was researching the Conradie branch of the family when she came to visit and she has given me some info on the Van Antwerpens origin.

1st - Cornelius Jacob Van Antwerpen - Rotterdam Post

Married in holland but all children and wife died there.

Came to SA in 1763

Married in 1784 to Abigail Van Tonderen.


Frans Jacobus 26/5/1785
Susannah Elizabeth Franciena 21/5/1786
Jacoba Abigail 30/12/1787
Jacob baptised 31/5/1789
Maria 18/10/89

She has all original papers for above.

Please let me know if this is of interest to you and if you have any further information.


Derek Souter

Daniel Janse Van Antwerpen

Lyle W Hall Jr. (View posts)
Posted: 977230420000
I grew up in Rotterdam Jct NY. I visited the family house built by Daniel Janse. My mother's maiden name was Grace Van Antwerpt and her father's name was Fred Van Antwerpt.


Millicent Emslie (View posts)
Posted: 989587874000
Hi Johannie
What would you like to know. I have done quite a lot of research on this family in South Africa.


Millicent Emslie (View posts)
Posted: 989587993000
Hi Toni
The spellings are interchangeable. Could you contact me.

Re: van Antwerpen surname

Tonie Venter (View posts)
Posted: 999249367000
Classification: Query
My mother, Cristina Susanna Pretorius, is the daugter of Christina Susanna van Greenen (Married as Pretorius), which again was the daugher of one of the daughters of CJ Van Antwerpen.

She is not sure about the name her Grandmother - One of the daughters of CJ Van Antwerpen, but her mother's Maiden name was Van Greenen. Do you have any information about the Daughers of CJ van Antwerpen in SA?


Tonie Venter - The Netherlands
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