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  • Adrianus Johannes Gijsbertus de la Rey (1812 - 1891)
    Adrianus Gysbertus de la Rey b9 25 December 1812 - 6th December 1891. marries Adriana Wilhelmina van Rooyen in 1838. she : 1818 - 1913 . Adrianus was better known as Lang Adriaan. He moved to the Kimbe...
  • Afonso IV o Ousado, rei de Portugal (1291 - 1357)
    D. Afonso IV é lembrado como um comandante militar corajoso, daí o cognome de Bravo. A sua maior contribuição a nível económico e administrativo foi a importância dada ao desenvolvimento da marinha...
  • Anna Marie Rey (1822 - 1886)
    United States Census 1870 recordes birthplace "Bavaria"
  • Candelaria Rey (deceased)
  • Cecilia Johanna de la Rey (1799 - 1873)
    Boedel / Estate No. VAB MHG R137 Grave at President Brand Cemetery, Bloemfontein: The Genealogical Society of South Africa eGSSA branch - Contributed by: Pieter Taljaard

About the Rey surname

Hi there I am trying to find out more about the Rey family. My great grandmother was Katinka (Katharina) Rey and she was born in Halle, Germany on December 12, 1873. Her father was Prof Eugen Rey and he was professor of Natural Sciences and Astronomy and was quite famous inHalle and Leipzig. My great grandmother had a brother, Eugen, and four sisters, Margareta, Adelaide, Wanda (aborn in Halle) and Anita (born in Leipzig 1877. She married Dr Johan Georg Gadow (educated at Vienna university) and they emigrated to the diamond fields at Kimberley in the 1890's. The family originally came from France but had to drop the 'de la' title when they fled to Germany during the French Revolution. Before that, the family came from Spain and were related to the Spanish Royal family.