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Early Origins of the Versfeld family

The surname Versfeld was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Brabant, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Eindhoven, Helmund and Tilburg. Historically one province, it is now North and South, the north being a part of Holland. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. They had many branches in Holland.

Early History of the Versfeld family

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Versfeld Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Versfeld, Verseflt, Versefield, Versefeldt, van versfeld and many more.

Early Notables of the Versfeld family

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included

  • the Versfeld family of Brabant

Migration of the Versfeld family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

Contemporary Notables of the name Versfeld (post 1700) +

  • Berry John Versfeld (b. 1943), first class South African cricketer
  • Charles "Hasie" Versfeld (1866-1941), South African international rugby union player
  • Marthinus "Oupa" Versfeld (1860-1931), South African international rugby union player
  • Mark Versfeld (b. 1976), former backstroke swimmer from Canada, named Canadian Male Aquatic Athlete of the Year in 1998

HMS Cornwall
  • Peter Henry Swift Versfeld (d. 1942), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking 1

  1. Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from on Facebook