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.

9 thoughts on “The History and Clan Praises of Popular Zulu Surnames”

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

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    • Sawubona Thokozani,

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

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  2. Hi Thokozani my name is Nonzwakazi Dube i can help you with izithakazelo zakwa Dube the SiSwati version Dube, Mtima ,Nyamantana,Zomba , Masibekela, weno wasibelungwane noludzaka, kwahlala kalakatha benomshengu yashabalala, amaTima nekebadla ayakhethana yiDube eladuka nenkungolwane Matima niyabitwa kwamgubetulu nibitwelwa umthundzuyaxekexeka Dube elimhlophe Dube elimthendze

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  3. Ngokukhulu ukuzithoba ngiyabingelela, bengisacela ukubuza isithakazelo zikaSimelane noShabangu ngesiswati, ngibonge nisazongiphendula

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  4. Sanibonani ngicela ukubuza ukuthi odube abazithakazela ngomtima bahlobene nabase Zimbabwe na?

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