Aug Ede HAVGAARD (c.1612 - d.)

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Nicknames: "Aug Ede VAN MEERHOF"
Birthplace: Copenhagen, København, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Occupation: Soldier
Managed by: Y., a1b2c2
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About Aug Ede HAVGAARD

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Jan Neelmeyer 5/19/2014 om 12:04 nm.

Managers of Aug Ede Havgard,

I am contacting you about this profile: http://www.geni.com/people/Aug-Ede-Havgard/6000000009947431007

I am of Danish origin and when I first saw the name Pieter van Meerhof coming from Copenhagen, Denmark, I translated it into Peter Havgaard. Not Havgard. I would like to know how sure you are about your translation of van Meerrhof into Havgard? The Havgaard family is still alive and living in Denmark and some other places.

Yours Sincerely,

Jan Neelmeyer

Aug Ede Havgaard
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Y. DROST, a1b2c2, 5/19/2014 om 1:27 nm.

Dear Jan,

The surname's spelling was supplied by a R. De Villiers Pienaar in his family register for the Pelzer (various spellings) of South Africa. He gave the spelling as Havgard. Does the spelling of the surname Havgard compared to Havgaard mean that there are two different families or could it simply be a variation in spelling? I would be interested to know.

Also, it is wonderful to hear there are still Havgaard family alive today. It would be great to be able to join the family trees.

Regards,

Y. Drost

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Jan Neelmeyer, gister om 11:55 vm.

Dear Y. Drost

The word "gaard" means "farm" or "estate". There is no word "gard" in Danish that I can find. The translation into Dutch of Havgaard into van Meerhof fits neatly, meaning "from Estate by the Sea". The name "Pieter" is translated from "Peter" but more likely old Danish "Peder" and there is a record of a Peder Havgaard around this time. I shall investigate further, but I do believe that Havgard is wrong. So far there is no developed Havgaard family tree that I can find so far but they are very active in Facebook and Linked in. I hav not made contact yet but may do so after I have more information on the Havgaard family.

Just for your interest, my surname Neelmeyer comes from "Neel Manager" of Neelhof, an estate on the banks of the river Neel, near Rinteln in Germany. I have been there. Our family name is about 600 years old.

Regards

Jan Neelmeyer

20 MAY 2014

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Y. DROST, a1b2c2, Today at 4:23 nm.

Dear Jan,

With your explanation it does appear that the correct spelling should be Havgaard and not Havgard. I will add your messages to the profile and correct the name on Geni and in my source.

It would be great to expand on Peder Havgaard's family tree and find living relatives.

Thank you for the information.

Regards,

Y. Drost

21 MAY 2014

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Correct Surname : Havgard

http://www.archivalplatform.org/blog/entry/love_in_the_time_of_imperialism_krotoa_eva_van_meerhof/

ID: I5316

RIN: MH:I5319

_UID: 9788C2DE2CB4C34EA4999C8C6BC2A318FD75

Name: Aug Ede

Given Name: Aug

Surname: Ede

Sex: M

Death:

_UID: AF910958-213F-497D-B6CC-A94A1B69689C

RIN: MH:IF10022 1

Note: Aug Ede was een van baie Edes. Peder (Pieter) het die naam van sy erfgrond by die meer aangeneem, nl. Meerhoff.

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Children

Pieter van Meerhof

Sources:

Author: Mathee, Dalene

Title: Pieternella van die Kaap

Abbrev: Pieternella van die Kaap

Page: p353

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=erasmussa&id=I5316

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