Norval Family in South Africa

Welcome to – My name is Hendrik Lourens Norval or more commonly known as Henry Norval. I was born in Benoni in June 1963 and 56 years later still stay in Benoni. On this website I would like to share the history of our surname as well as the surnames associated with my family. Furthermore the are pages on my hometown Benoni and Aircraft info and Photos. If you would like to get in touch to share information or just to say Hi, please use the contact form.

Benoni Airfield
Benoni Airfield WWII

The suburb “Airfield” is somewhat to the south of where the actual airfield was and was established after the disuse of the Benoni Airfield – reportedly about 1948 – when Jan Smuts airport was being built and Benoni civil flying moved to the present Brakpan-Benoni airfield. Read more …

Homemade Oxtail Recipe on Norval Family
Homemade Oxtail

We decided to cook up some Oxtail for lunch on Sunday. This is only my wife and my second attempt, so we decided to keep it simple. The final result was delicious. We prepared the Oxtail for 7 adults and there was still a little left over. We bought 4 packets of Oxtail at our local Pick n Pay Supermarket, Read more …

Benoni Museum - Norval Family
About Benoni

Benoni is a town in the Ekurhuleni municipal area, Gauteng. The other towns in Ekurhuleni are Alberton, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park, Nigel and Springs.
Benoni covers an area of approximately 175,6 km2 . Read more …

History on the surname Norval, Botes and more

Archibald Joseph Norval

I have a keen interest in our Family history and have been for a number of years been researching the people and surnames that have contributed to me being here. The main surnames are Norval, Botes, De Wit and Maritz. The surname Maritz comes from my wife’s side of the family and I am slowly gathering information on their family history. The documented information on the different surnames is available under the Genealogy section.

Henry’s Blog

My blog contains a variety of topics on whatever comes to mind or that interests me. Some rantings and ravings as well. There will also be reviews on products, food and restaurants. Lets also not forget my cooking experiments!

Latest Posts

  • My experience with Community Service, the good, the bad and the ugly. In 2012 with somewhat of a struggle I managed to join the local CPF in my town. It started off quite well with neighborhood patrols. It really felt that we could make a difference in our area’s. But as time went by I […]
  • This months bargain from Norval Family – the Argox CP-2140EX Barcode and Label Printer. Update!! 6 May 2019 – The CP-2140EX has now become JNS Tech’s most popular printer. Promotion Special has been extended to the end of May 2019. Read how to get CP-2140EX at at only R3 099 incl vat below The CP-2140EX […]
  • There is a new Email Scam stating that your account was hacked or your account was infected. There is a long story of how your computer was infected with a malicious program that will steal all your passwords etc. If you don’t pay the “ransom” the scammer will send to all your contacts information of […]
  • Please consider helping Juan-Pierre Bianchina to help the community with Counselling services. The below is what he wants to do and how he needs help to achieve it. I Juan-Pierre Bianchina would like to run this project in hand with my company. Providing professional Counselling services to the community for those in need who cannot […]

Norval Family Featured Photo

Outeniqua with fly by - by Henry Norval
Outeniqua with fly by

ArchiBald Joseph Norval and Manie Maritz R.I.P

In loving memory of my Father Archie Norval and Father In Law Manie Maritz. You are both sorely missed, always in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

Product Reviews

If you own a small business and would like us to do a Product Review on either your service or product please contact me.

My sons own a small business called JNS Technologies where my wife and I help out on a contract type basis. They asked me to do a Product Review on new devices that come out and we find that is works well in promoting these products.

I have been promoting businesses and products for friends over the last few months and placing adverts on this site. This has helped to promote their sites with extra exposure and links. Click here for more information.