Welcome to Norval.co.za – 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 there 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.
What a wonderful time of the year it is, nature waking after the winter.
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Benoni’s inauspicious beginnings were in 1881 when then surveyor-general Johan Rissik found it difficult to assign title deeds to all unclaimed state property. He named a piece of land surrounded by Four Farms in the area, Farm Benoni, after the Hebrew name (meaning “son of my sorrow”)
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.
Over the past few years I have had a keen interest in Genealogy. Learning about the families and the history of the families that contributed to me being here. It has been an interesting task, difficult but rewarding at the same time. On the Norval side of things it has been easier
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ArchiBald Joseph Norval and Manie Maritz R.I.P
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. 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.
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