The History and Clan Praises of Popular Zulu Surnames

'Zulu Names' by Adrian Koopman

‘Zulu Names’ by Adrian Koopman

Every month Ulwazi receives numerous requests from the public regarding the history of their family names. Mbusiswa Zuma is our fieldworker who is dedicated to researching the history and clan praises of popular Zulu surnames. Follow the links below to read about the surnames Mbusiswa researched during the month of October:

If the origin of Zulu names is of particular interest to you, you might also want to get hold of Adrian Koopman’s book, Zulu Names, which is available on Amazon.


2 Responses to The History and Clan Praises of Popular Zulu Surnames

  1. Thokozani Dube 12/06/2015 at 7:01 pm #

    Cam you please send me izothakazela zakwa Dube but the swati ones. i.e Dume, mtima,mazombe,masibekela…etc

  2. Ulwazi Web Editor 18/06/2015 at 2:11 pm #

    Sawubona Thokozani,

    Siyaxolisa we cant help you with the SiSwati version as our fieldworkers are all Zulu speakers.

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