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  • Alexander Logie du Toit (1878 - 1948)
    Alexander Logie du Toit FRS (14 March 1878 – 25 February 1948) was a South African geologist - an early supporter of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift. the most important geologist in the ...
  • Francois du Toit, SV/PROG (1664 - 1731)
    Hy kom from Lille (in Flandre) in 1686 na die Kaap aan boord die Vrijheit. Hy besit die plase Kleinbosch, Schoongezicht en Palmietvallei in Daljosafat, Soetendal en Lemietrivier in Wagenmakersvallei....
  • Guillaume du Toit, SV/PROG (c.1660 - 1710)
    Guillaume left Lille (Flanders) on the Vrijheit along with Francois (his brother) and Susanne (Francois's wife [Sources required to prove this as Francois only married Susanne in 1690, after his arriva...
  • Jacob Daniel 'Totius' du Toit (1877 - 1953)
    Totius (TOE-she-us) was the pen name of the Afrikaner poet Jacob Daniël du Toit (Yah-kob Dun-ee-el doo-Toy) (21 February 1877 in Paarl, near Cape Town in South Africa – 1 July 1953, in Pretoria). The...
  • Natalie du Toit
    Natalie du Toit (born January 29, 1984) is a South African swimmer. She won gold medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games and the Commonwealth Games. She was one of two Paralympians to compete at the 2008 S...

About the du Toit surname

I did some research a while back and found out that du Toit is french and comes from the times of war, where people were hidden in the attics of houses. These people got that name. it means "from the roof"..