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van die Kaap Genealogy and van die Kaap Family History Information

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  • Ansela Baauw van de Caap, b2 (c.1665 - d.)
    The paper Pai Timor by Mansell Upham changes much of what has been written in this summary, and needs to be consider the definitive version of this family. Please see this document for full citation et...
  • Armosyn Claasz van de Caep (c.1661 - c.1733)
    Armosyn Claasz, Cape Born, appears never to be recorded halfslagh - see Mansell Upham in 'Armosyn Revisited'. See First Fifty Year Project at Armozyn/Armosyn Claasz van de Kaap It would seem that...
  • Catharina Barchfield (1763 - 1833)
  • Christina Pieterz (deceased)

About the van die Kaap surname

At the 'Cape of Good Hope' in VOC days from 1652,the name "van de Cabo' or 'van de Caab' appears quite often in old records,denoting slaves or descendants of slaves of Cape origin(usually Khoikhoi).Early Cape NG Kerk records list every local as 'van de Cabo' after their surname,if no surname,then it refers to a slave,but it can be very confusing(dreadful 17th & 18th century handwriting also!).A child of a slave woman and 'European'(most often German VOC soldiers/sailors),if the father is officially recorded,would get his surname PLUS 'van de Cabo/Caab' tacked on.Note:male slaves were strictly forbidden from having that kind of contact with 'European' women on pain of torture and death!There was,however an increasing number of 'free blacks'-manumitted(freed)slaves,many of whom went on to become Afrikaner progenitors or ancestors.