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Polish settlers in South Africa (1652-1910)

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  • Johann Heinrich Jankowitz, SV/PROG (b. - 1797)
    SAG volume 4, pg. 7 Johann Heinrich Jankowitz a. voor 1787 van Mitau, Litaue as soldaat in die Regiment Meuron. na ontslag is hy 'n visser, † 18.06.1797 x Kaapstad 04.03.1787 Maria Margaretha Rykheer...
  • Jerzy Botkiewicz (c.1655 - aft.1725)
    Jerzy Botkiewicz – probably the first permanent settler from Poland On July 10th 1676, Jerzy Botkiewicz from Warsaw arrived in the Colony, following a fourth -month journey on the Wapen van Zierikz...
  • Gabriel Valensky, SV/PROG (c.1785 - c.1850)
  • Stanislaus Laskosky, SV/PROG (c.1785 - c.1850)
    Stanislaus Laskosky (originally: Stanisław Laskowski ) originated from Poznań (Posen), the main city of the western part of Poland. Serving in Napoleon's army (in San Domingo – 1803 or Holland – 1809) ...
  • Carol van Reenen
    Andreas Manthey (c.1833 - 1895)
    DEATH:

Among the first European settlers in South Africa (Cape Colony) the greatest number came from The Netherlands, France and Germany. Poles, alongside the British, Scandinavians and Portuguese were less numerous, but would also come into the area later on. Up to the end of the 18th century, the ancestors of such contemporary Afrikaner families as Drosky, Jankowitz, Knoop, Kroll, Kube, Troskie, Schonraad and Zowietsky had come in from Poland. Before the Cape Colony was formally transferred under British rule (in 1814), the aforementioned settlers had been joined by the founders of the Barensky, Beirowski, Jewaskiewitz, Kitshoff, Koleske, Latsky, Masureik and Valensky families. During the 19th century successive Poles settled there, giving the origins for dozens of new families (such as the Ankiewicz, Aproskie, Banas, Baransky, Czapiewski, Dobrowski, Dubiel, Gregorowski, Henfling, Hohowsky, Jacoby-Grabowski, Juritz, Lazarus, Liss, Litkie, Manthey, Neizel, Pachonick, Prozesky, Robeck, Schukala, Skorbinski, Skowronek, Waberski, Weimann and Woicichowsky families). These consecutive waves of migration increased the Polish contribution to the formation of the South African society.

Source:

A. Old Cape Families (arrived before 1814)

A.1. First Fifty Years (1652-1707) - immigrants from Poland and Polish Prussia

Becker (Bekker) [arr. 1695]

Botkewitz (Potkiviet) [arr. 1676] (in: Polish Wikipedia)

Campher [arr. 1686]

Eysman [arr. 1704]

Grunwald (Groenewald) [arr. 1688]

Andresen de Jonker [arr. 1684]

Kneppel [arr. 1692] (in: First Fifty Years Project)

Kowalsky (Cowalsky) [arr. 1695] (in: Polish Wikipedia)

Liske (Lisky) [arr. 1656]

Malmer [arr. 1700]

Mecklenburg [arr. 1688]

Nachtigal [arr. 1687]

Petkau (Petkouw) [arr. 1652] (in: Polish Wikipedia)

Romejk [arr. 1693]

Constantia van der Stel (Abrahamsz) [arr. 1703]

A.2. Single men in the years 1707-1806

Cameijnske [arr. 1746]

Dirkze (Diksen) [arr. 1758]

Drosky (Drotsky) [arr. 1746]

Freislich [arr. 1759]

Gerens [arr. 1766]

Goor [arr. 1770]

Jankowitz [arr. 1783]

Kaltenbach [arr. 1769]

Knoop [arr. 1737]

Kroll [arr. 1750]

Krumholect (Kromhout, Cromhout) [arr. 1728]

Kube [arr. 1775]

Langenau [arr. 1763]

Meeding [arr. 1776]

Meyer [arr. 1748]

Müller (Mulder) [arr. 1771]

Pansegrau (Pansegrouw, Pansegrauw)

Reack [arr. 1721]

van Reenen

Roscheit [arr. befor 1806]

Zappel (Sappel) [arr. 1727]

Schickora [arr. 1756]

Schönrat (Schoonraad) [arr. 1792]

Seydler [arr. 1751]

Sowietsky (Zowietsky, Zowitsche) [arr. 1793]

Steen [arr. 1742]

Teszner (Tessenaar) [arr. 1738]

Tetz [arr. 1737]

Truschke (Troskie) [arr. 1784]

Werdetsky (Werredilsky) [arr. 1793]

Willer [arr. 1727]

Wotky (Wotsky) [arr. 1763]

Wotsky [arr. 1767]

Incomers from the Netherlands, probably of Polish origin

Blisefski [arr. 1781]

Magetski

Stredon (Strydom)

Fenter (Venter)

A.3. Discharged British soldiers, formerly in the army of Napoleon (arrived 1811-1814)

Bajersky [arr. 1811]

Barenski (Barensche) [arr. 1811]

Beirowski [arr. 1813 ?]

Chintzack [arr. 1811]

Jewaskiewitz (Jewaskowitz, Jewatzchewitz, Jowett ) [arr. 1813]

Kitschuck (Kitshoff) [arr. 1811] (in: Polish Wikipedia)

Kolesky (Coleske) [arr. 1811]

Laskosky [arr. 1811]

Latsky [arr. 1811] (in: Polish Wikipedia)

Mazureik (Mazuriek, Masuret, Massoret) [arr. 1811]

Schiskosky [arr. 1811]

Valensky [arr. 1811]

Less recognized:

Bankofsky, Jacob

Bernickky, Carl

Gordeck, Ignatius

Jablonsky, Jacob

Jakuloff, Ignatz

Jasheck, Joseph

Jourisky , Jacob

Kinski, Christian

Krobka, Matts.

Kusma, John

Lenezk, Paul

Litzack, Michael

Lucovitz, Jn'es

Markosky, John

Navaraty, Mathias

Nilesky, Albert

Mollack , Stephan

Nevosattic, F

Pedroff, John

Petrof, Michael

Procuskey, Mattew

Rodrilingsky, Joseph

Roscheck, Joseph

Roshneck, Anthony

Schalek, Ignatius

Schewerisky, John

Schoevensky, John

Schuska, Ignatz

Schastack, John

Senventy, Jacob

Sorofsko, Thomas

Stepinsky, John

Trabash, John

Tranowith, Francis

Washinaski,Joseph

Wierock, John

Wingolofsky, J.

Zewasinsky, Vincent

Zitzack, Michael

B. British Cape Colony (1815-1910)

B.1. British Kaffraria (1857-1877):

Ankiewicz [arr. 1877], Ankiewics in SA

Baransky [arr. 1878]

Dobrowski [arr. 6.12.1858] (in: eastlondon-labyrinth.com) (in: eGGSA library)

Dombrowsky [arr. 1877]

Grabowski (Jacobi von Grabowsky, Jacoby)

Grundmann [1877]

Hempfling (Henfling) [1860]

Krzenciessa [1858]

Kurtzahn [1878]

Lis (Liss) [arr. 1878]

Marmetschke [arr. 1857]

Mendelski [arr. 1877]

Piwecki [arr. 6.12.1858]

Promnitz [arr. 6.12.1858]

Roskosch [arr. 1857]

Schulz [arr. 13.01.1859]

Skowronek [arr. 1857]

Skorbinski (in: eGGSA library)

Szukała (Schukala) [arr. 6.12.1858]

Waberski [arr. 1877]

Weimann [arr. 6.12.1858]

Weisz (Weiss) [arr. 6.12.1858]

Wojciechowski (Woicichowski, Winter) [arr. 6.12.1858]

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Incomers from the Germany and German part of Silesia, probably of Polish origin

Gernetzky

Hannetzky [1858]

Kockjeu (Kockjen, Kockjoy, Koch)

Pachonick 1; Pachonick 2 [arr. 1877]

Repetzki

Rewitsky

Zuch [1858]

B.2. Single men (families) in the years 1815-1910

Aproskie-Bogotsky (Abokoski, Abagostus) (in: ancestry.co.uk)

Banas

Borkowski [arr. 1897] gavestone 1

Choromanski

Cuber [arr. 1887]

Czapiewski (von Czapiewski) (in: eGGSA library)

Czetwertynski

Dubiel (Du Biel)

Gregorowski [arr. 1834]

Hohowsky (Kokowsky) [arr. c. 1900] (in: eGGSA library)

Jamneck [arr. 1830]

Juritz [arr. 1825]

Kadach [arr. 1877]

Kahl

Koschowsky (von Koschowsky) [arr. 1887]

Kühl (Kuhl)

Lassak

Luck

Manthey

Minicki [arr. c. 1900]

Neizel

Lazarus

Litkie

Piasecki (Hearn) [arr. c. 1910]

Pokrowski

Poplawski

Prozesky 1, Prozesky 2

Richter

Robeck

Troskolanski (in: eGGSA library)