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Noman Donald ( my father ) was one of 5 brothers.... namely, Dudley, Claude, Lionel, and Edgar. The sisters were, Linda, Dorothy, Frances, Molly, and Una. They were all born in the Kokstad district, (South Africa ) and their father was from Sussex ,or Surrey, cant remember which, in England. I think he stayed on here after the Boer War. He married a Miss Snoek from the Kokstad area and they lived in the village of Bizana. Norman was a farmer in the Harding district, Claude farmed in Swartberg, Dudley was the Postmaster in Bizana, Edgar was a cheesemaker, then bacame an estate manager for Illovo Sugar Esttates in Port Shepstone, Lionel also had a small farming operation and a Trading store in the Lusikisiki district.

Added June 2013:

The surname Hart can come from many sources. In England a 'hart' is a type of small deer. Surprisingly the surname Hart often (but not always) traces to Jewish sources and can be found in Germany as Hirsch. The Jewish source for the Hart surname can be traced to Iberia, both in Spain and Portugal. Of course, there are many Hart family lines which trace to England and Germany without any connection to Jewish sources.

Lloyd Overton