Benno has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2011. is researching the following names: ENGELBRECHT, VANDERMERWE.
the name originated in Prussia ( germany ) way back in the 1500's. they are thought to have been part of the migration from the Hungarian Plains who came on after the ice age . The name was spelt different back then . They were part of the horsemen scouts and monted soldiers who went ahead of the main tribes - finding the way and senfding back info . They did not stay long in switzeland where they added the brecht to their already altered name which way back on the russian plains was N'gel what it mean't I don't know . They mainly settled in Prussia ( germany ) and were known for their fighting capabilities . They then moved in general to the netherlands - England . And today are well established in South africa and lesser in parts of america .
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There are a number of Barend Jacobus Engelbrecht having been born over the centuries but the majority appear to have originated in South Africa
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A Barend Jacobus Engelbrecht was born in 1793 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Barend Jacobus Engelbrecht was born in Bloemfontein in 1875
The recent sportsman, athlete Barend Jacobus Engelbrecht was born 1987 in South Africa
A few of the books written by Barend Jacobus Engelbrecht:
Fishing in South Africa by B. J Engelbrecht,3 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in Afrikaans
What's the Bible - 1 edition published in 1972
The basic pattern of Calvinism in South Africa - 1 edition published in 1969 in Afrikaans First edition published in 1969 in Dutch
Theology in the Church of articles and essays from a quarter century of theological work - 1 edition published in 1978 in Afrikaans, First edition published in 1978 in Dutch
The tydsstruktuur in mind complex: Hegel, Thesis for obtaining the degree of doctor of theology at the University of London at Barend Jacobus Engelbrecht 1 edition published in 1949 in Dutch
The Law of God - B. J Engelbrecht in Afrikaans
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