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Surname: van die Kaap, van die Caap, van de Caap, from the Cape

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This was used as a surname for many who did not have one at that stage in the time of the V.O.C and who needed to be listed on record. The "van" meaning from and not to be confused with some Dutch surnames that include van in them like Jan van Riebeeck.

Mostly it was given to Slaves in the Cape colony and many of them where brought in from other Northern (Central) African countries.

There were also some of the local Khoisan people that were recorded as van die Kaap.

Most of the "van die Kaap" mtDNA - Female Progenitors Haplogoup would be "L" and more specifically "L0".

It was not limited to the above, as some of the slaves came from India and Asia. In these surnames it is also found that the Country or region is given from where they came from. ie: Bengal, Malabar, ...

Through DNA testing it could be determined from were these people were from (van). mtDNA from a female descendant on the maternal line could have the answers.

There are a few project that could be link to this one.

http://www.geni.com/projects/L0-mtDNA/22434

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Stamouers-Progenitors-Slaves/1824

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Slaves/10114

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Progenitors-Matriarchs-Stammoeders/17809

http://www.geni.com/projects/R30a-mtDNA/23971

I'll neaten it up later. First make groups from where they are from and add the Progenitor and info available like Birth date to determine time line and Birth place and Haplogroup to determine origins and DNA tested descendants if available.

van die Kaap Surname

Local Southern Africa Khoi and San

From Africa

Unknown African Origin

(Still with van die Kaap Surnames)

(lets take it up the West coast down the East coast)

From Angola

van Guinea

( this space to be filled!)

From out of Africa

  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Malaya

India

Bengal (Bengale)

Malabar or Coromande

Indonesia

Timor

above still in progress

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This was use as a surname for many who did not have a surname at that stage in the time of the V.O.C and needed to be listed on record.

Mostly it was given to Slaves in the Cape colony and many of them where brought in from other Northern (Central) African countries.

There were also some of the local Khoisan people that were recorded as van die Kaap.

It was not limited to the above, as some of the slave come from India and Asia.

There are a few project that could be link to this one.

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Stamouers-Progenitors-Slaves/1824

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Slaves/10114

http://www.geni.com/projects/South-African-Progenitors-Matriarchs-Stammoeders/17809

http://www.geni.com/projects/R30a-mtDNA/23971