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van Zijl Genealogy and van Zijl Family History Information

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  • Christina Susanna van Zijl, b3c2d17 SM (1793 - 1848)
    SAG Volume 17 page 218 - b3c2d17 “SA Genealogies” vol 17, Genealogical Institute of SA, Stellenbosch, 2008”
  • Johanna van Zijl, b9 SM (c.1718 - c.1738)
    Anno 1718 Den 11de December Johanna dogther van Willem van Zijl en Christina van Loveren. Getuijgen Willemina van Zijl. Drakenstein, Cape of Good Hope, Vrede en Lust a1 Willem van Zyl Delft, Nede...
  • van Zijl (1891 - 1891)
  • van Zijl (1888 - 1888)
  • Aaltje van Schalkwijk (1794 - 1877)

About the van Zijl surname

The name 'van Zijl' is originating from the river by the same name: Zijl, an affluent from the 'Oude Rijn' (Old Rhine). Just a few hundred metres past the splitting -near the village Leiderdorp- Jan van Ammers built a castle, named 'The House Zijl' (Huys te Zijl or Zijlhof). He and his descendants named themselves 'comimg from the Zijl' >> van Zijl. After years they spread out over Holland, but also over the world.

Some interesting information.....Susanna Isabella Johanna van Zijl married Alexander St-John Rose whose father was Maurice Samuel Rose. Maurice Samuel Rose is Bernard Rose's great grandfather. Bernard Rose and Fanie van Zijl both grew up in Randfontein together, as friends and fellow runners. Does this make them relatives?