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Van der Merwe genealogy of South Africa

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  • Hendrik Schalk van der Merwe (c.1734 - 1775)
    Hendrik(Schalk) =Drakenstein 11.07.1734 † 1775 : in sy inventaris MOOC 8/16/17 laat hy Marthinus oud 16 jaren, Willem oud 15 jaren, Elsje Johanna oud 13 jaren, Hendrik Schalk oud 9 jaren, Pieter Jacob ...
  • Sophia Schalksdochter Roberts (van der Merwe, formerly Pasman), b1 SM/PROG (bef.1670 - d.)
    There seem to have been no children born in his [Peter Robbertsz'] marriage to Sophia van der Merwe. In the opgaaf returns for 1705, 1709 and 1712 only four daughters (no sons) are listed for them, the...
  • Paul Stephanus van der Merwe (1860 - 1924)
    Death notice/Sterfkennis TAB MHG 55654
  • Paul Heyns SV/PROG 2 (c.1655 - c.1721)
    Paul HEYNS was gebore in Leipzig in 1655. Hy was in die diens van die Kompanie vanaf 1679. Hy word 'n sersant in in 1693, en later word hy 'n burger. Hy trou die 23ste September 1696 met Maria SCHALK. ...
  • Willem Schalkz van der Merwe, SV/PROG (1648 - 1716)
    Bronne /Sources Navorsing gedoen deur Emerentia J v Rensburg - Navorser aanbeveel deur NAAIRS. Judi Marais-Meyer register Emerentia v Rensburg Register. Hester Maria Christina register. Jun...

This project is designed to collect Research Information, Discussions, Queries etc on the van der Merwe family of South Africa.

Core profiles

x Koddo van Guinea c 1640 -

x Elsje Cloete <28 Feb 1655 - >22 Jan 1702

  • Feytje (Sophia) van der Merwe 2 Nov 1670 - x Roelof Pasman xx Pieter Robberts
  • b2 Schalk van der Merwe14 Jul 1673 -1740 x Anna Prevot
  • b3 Marritje van der Merwe 29 Dec 1675 -
  • b4 Jacoba van der Merwe 22 May 1678 -
  • b5 Jacob van der Merwe 11 Feb 1680 -
  • b6 Petronella van der Merwe 1 Mar 1682- <1 Apr 1719
  • b7 Aletta van der Merwe 30 Apr 1684 - 30 Sep 1729
  • b8 Helena van der Merwe 7 Apr 1686 -
  • b9 Pieter van der Merwe 6 May 1688 -
  • b10 Magteld van der Merwe+32 b. c 1692
  • b11 Elsie van der Merwe c 1693 -
  • b12 PN van der Merwe <28 May 1696

Overview of Family History / Progenitor Details

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Queries & Discussion

Hi everyone,

We are trying to unravel the connections of the various surname variations that supposedly branched off the van der Merwede family. Due to the lack of any documentation linking van der Merwede / van der Merwe and van de Merwe (Netherlands) we are running Y-DNA tests to determine what if any relationship exists. Presently we have (2) van der Merwede males, (1) van de Merwe (Netherlands) and (1) van der Merwe (S.A.). We need more test subjects for accurate analysis.

We have started a DNA project study for the decendants of Daniel van der Merwede born 1180 A.D. This study is for male participants that are, or believe to be decendants of Daniel van der Merwede. Y-DNA passes from father to son virtually unchanged with only 1 marker mutation occuring every 500 generations on average. So male direct line descendants will have virtually the same dna pattern.

The lab performing the DNA testing is Family Tree DNA. They offer 12. 25, 37 and 59 marker tests. This lab is the same one used by the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project. They perform the most accurate DNA tesing in the field.

Anyone interested can visit the Merwede Foundation Website at: "Stichting van der Merwede DNA Project" or to sign up for testing at:;special=True&... <;special=True&...;;

Any questions you may have please email: (George van der Merwede - Project Manager)

groetjes George van der Merwede


  • What evidence that Maria Schalk, SM & Dirkje van de Kaap , baptised together as children of Koddo van Guinea, SM/PROG are the children of Willem Schalkz van der Merwe, SV/PROG? Discussion
  • SV?Prog's Parents Unknown? Looking for primary sources for parents. Please see Discussion if you have PRIMARY sources.


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