In reply to:
leon ferns 11/07/06
Dear Leon Ferns
Coincidence. My name is also Leon Ferns (b1964 in Middelburg, SA)and I note a few interesting facts in your posting. I am unable to help with your query, but would like to make contact with you regarding the FERNS surname in South Africa.
My father is James Ferns b1936 in SA, his father was Frans Johannes Ferns (also used English Frank John). I will post his details soon (I have his death certificate, he is buried in Francistown, Botswana.Frans Johannes was married to Charlotte Elizabeth Vorster.
I am trying to find out who was the father of Frans Johannes (Frank John, and trying to trace the name back as far as I can. I know that Frans Johannes (Frank John) had a brother, Abraham Ferns.