My Genealogy

Outline Ancestor Tree

(Details my direct ancestors from me to my 14th great grandfather, Robert Randall b.1472)

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Descendants of Joel Joseph Hangjas Turfkruijer b.1690

(My paternal great great great great great grandfather)

Joel Joseph Hangjas Turfkruijer, an Ashkenazi Jew, is the progenitor of the Handricks family. It is thought that he originated in the Ural mountain region of Russia and eventually settled in Haarlem, Holland after first passing through Paris, France. “Turfkruijer”, the original surname means “grass cutter” and the “Hangjas” was added as a nickname some decades later. It means “hang coat” and may have referred to his profession or habit. The “Turfkruijer” name was eventually dropped in favour of “Hangjas” and when my great grandfather arrived in Australia the “Hangjas” name was changed to a similarly sounding name, “Handriks”, and then finally corrected to “Handricks”. My greatgrandfather, Jozef Levi Handricks b. 30th Dec 1829 in Haarlem, Holland, birth certificate shows him as a “Hangjas” and his naturalisation papers for Australia show him as “Handricks” – and there it stayed! 


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Descendants of Robert Randall b.1472

(My paternal 13th great grandfather)

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Descendants of William Wadham b.1780

(My paternal great great great grandfather)

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Descendants of Richard Harris b.1740

(My maternal great great great great grandfather)

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Descendants of William Wiggins b.1780

(My maternal great great great great grandfather)

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Descendants of

Moshe (Moses) Henriques Valentine b.1670

(My maternal great great great great great great grandfather)

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