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Origin of the van Driel Surname

Town in the Netherlands

Source: C. Pama, Die groot Afrikaanse familienaamboek and Wikipedia

Coat of Arms

The van Driel Coat of Arms is a double-headed eagle.

Source: Website "Sigmond genealogical register", Rotterdam/Dordrecht 2000-2008.

Netherlands

The van Driel family tree can be traced back to Jan van Driel, born c.1325, who lived in Zwijndrechtse Waard, Netherlands

Source: Website "Sigmond genealogical register", Rotterdam/Dordrecht 2000-2008.

South Africa

Roelof van Driel of the Netherlands arrived in South Africa c.1782; he married Anthonetta Sophia Huysheer; they had one child, Roelof Hendrik van Driel, born c.1784.

Source: C. Pama, Die groot Afrikaanse familienaamboek and Geslagregisters van ou Suid Afrikaanse Families

Sources

C. Sigmond and K.J. Slijkerman, 1998, Drie verwante geslachten Van Driel (Zuid-Hollandse eilanden, ca.1350-1650)