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Various Venter Family Crests  
Venter Tribes  

 These are just some of the Family Crests seen on the Internet. There are probably more. In South Africa, Piet Venter is the only person that I know of, who has registered a Venter Family Crest (Johannes Venter Family Association) with authorities . My own Family Crest was designed in 1998 and is based on the version indicated in "The World Book of Venters" published by Halbert's Family Heritage (1996).

 Family Crests

J. Venter Family Assn

Robert Venter Family Crest

Family Crest according to Pama

UK Venter Family Crest

Family Crest according to The World Book of Venters

Pieter Venter Family Seal (1781)

Von Dempter Family Crest

Christo Venter Family Crest

Venter Stuff  

 Where did the Venters come from, when and who are they?...

 Current Initiatives

 There are many initiatives on the go. Some by private individuals and others by research organisations. Do a DNA test and discover where you belong...

 Active and Knowledgeable Venters

 A lot of work has been done by Robert Venter (USA) and others. Don't do work that's already been done...

 Sites To Go To For Family Historical Data

 You can use Google to find information, or you can do a quick pick here and save some time...

 Some Venter Family Crests / Coat Of Arms

 You thought all the Venters have one uniform family crest? Think again. There are several...

 Venters Who Have Made Their Mark

 There are several well known Venters. For example, Craig Venter in the USA (Genome Pioneer), but there's also Craig Venter in South Africa, son of Bill Venter, a well known business man in South Africa, and others...

 Venters Who Did Not Make Their Mark
 Not every Venter did so well, though. Some went "the other way"...

 Venter Facts and Fiction

 Not everything you read is true or correct, even if written by professionals. See here for some common misnomers...

 About Family Crests

 One of the principles of heraldry, or armoury, accepted over centuries and internationally, has been that a specific crest is to be used only by one individual.

The whole idea was that there should be a system of personal identification. A crest for an entire family therefore does not exist. After the father died, his eldest son may adopt his crest.

During his father's lifetime, the son may use his father's crest only after a special mark was made on the emblem, which is removed after the father's death.

In South African law, any person can design and use his own family crest, as long as it does not interfere with another person's crest. However, other families are not prohibited from using such a crest as their own. Read this.

 And to confirm my suspicions about the quality of the work published by Pama, read an extract published 14 April 2010 by eGSSA (Genesis 26, P4). There they confirm that Family Crests published by Pama were mostly incorrect and that N.H. Theunissen "thumb sucked" them! )

About Me  

 More info about me and how this site has evolved over the years. You will NOT find everything Venter related here. There's too much. Only those that I deemed interesting or important...

 Family Tree

 My own family tree in progress...

 Family Documents

 Copies of family documents. Maybe you are related to me...

 Historical Family Photos

 Old family photos that I could find...

 Privacy Policy

 I am committed to maintaining the privacy of your information and to safeguard your privacy online...

News and Information  
 Events, Press Articles And Documents

 Download them from here...

 My Most Recent Blog

 Read some of my thoughts and comments...

Last Updated 12 May 2010.


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Last updated on Saturday, 19 February 2011.
Site creation date: 23 December 1998.