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Aug 21, 2019, 04:41

Laa-boo-shay. When first hearing the commentator I thought wtf, who's dat, before realizing that's easier than the Oz fan attempting the SA pronunciation, Lubbis-kag-nee.

Aug 21, 2019, 04:45

Ja, I've had a good laugh at that one.........Lubbeshane, golly gosh  hahahahaha

Aug 21, 2019, 05:30

Champagne, Labuschagne what's the difference? Marnus that's what!

Aug 21, 2019, 08:02

Not really all that peculiar.   The original Labuschagne name is from  France where the surname has died out.   All the descendants bearing that name - even those who have settled in other countries - descended from one person - Pierre Labuschagne - a Huguenot who managed to escape from France and whose brother was caught trying to escape and sentenced to be a galley slave.  The family name survived in SA through Pierre Labuschagne who eventually settled on a farm in what is today Paarl.

The original pronouncement of the name in French was "Labuschane"  which is still used by some descendants of Pierre Labuschagne as the way the surname is to be  pronounced.            

Aug 21, 2019, 09:13

Thanks ouMaaik ...... so Marnus has gone back to the past ...... may he have a stellar career.

Aug 21, 2019, 11:57

There are many "Afrikaans" surnames that sounds very different from the original French.

Du Toit, for instance, sounds something like Du Twa.

Aug 21, 2019, 12:29


Some change in spelling of surnames also occurred  eg in the case of Rossouw and Pienaar.   Rossouw used to be spelt Rousseau by the French and Pienaar was Pinard. Some letters are not pronounce by the French when they appear at the end of words and names and the Dutch and other countries where Huguenots fled to played a role in changing the spelling of the surnames.  

Some like De Villiers is spelled the same and pronounced differently - in France De Villiers is pronounced "De Viljee".  The family in France is known through the previous Commander of the French army and his brother who was I believe a EU Parliament member - have not checked whether he still is. .  


Aug 24, 2019, 10:55

This guy is saving the bacon of the Aussies playing in the Ashes.  Three FIFTIES in his last three innings are getting the Aussies out of real SHIT.    

Aug 24, 2019, 10:55

This guy is saving the bacon of the Aussies playing in the Ashes.  Three FIFTIES in his last three innings are getting the Aussies out of real SHIT.    

Aug 24, 2019, 13:02

Indeed Mike...and I see Jofra is hunting for headshots again...I really hope Aussie can return the favour. 

Sep 19, 2019, 20:43

Does anyone know if he is related to Nick Labuschagne who was the hooker for Natal in the 60's as well as England.

Nick was a Dentist in Durban around 1959-19xx and was related to Pat Lambie I believe. 

Sep 20, 2019, 10:31

Yes AJH, I was also wondering that.

or is he related to Lappies Labuschagne

or Koosie Labuschagne my wife's ex

or Wilhelm Labuschagne the late bowls champ of the sandringham bowls club

or Meisie Labuschagne, wife of Albertus.... the dear beloved pastor of Winfdall Church in Kudushoek?

or Slys Labuschagne, son of Antonie and Rita... the banana farmers from Hillcrest KZN.

Maybe he's related to all of them?

Not many Labuschagne's are there!?!?

On that note, it Graeme Smith related to Steve or Robin?

Sep 20, 2019, 16:27

Thanks Chippo you are always a reliable source plus a wealth of knowledge.

By the way you left out the one Labuschagne playing for Japan.

Sep 21, 2019, 16:17

I did not endeavor to trace the descendents of the original Pierre Labuschagne - but as I stated all the Labuschagne's  in the world are descended from him since he family name died out with him the only survivor.

Nic Labuschagne is Patrick Lambie's Grandfather,  

Sep 27, 2019, 19:46

CM thank you for the confirmation.

Sep 27, 2019, 19:54

Chippo.........if you go back one or two generations you will find in your bloodline many fascinating facts and truths.

 Type in you will be redirected to

 Scroll down and you will be amazed at your origin.

Happy surfing guy.

Oct 02, 2019, 15:04


I checked the Labuschagne family tree and found that by 1800 there was about 20 male descendants of  Pierre Schoeman alive in the then Cape Colony,  Those are the ancestors of all the Labuschagne family.   

It is very difficult to study the case any further.

Interesting enough is that the spelling of the original French surname was "de la Buscagne"

 and changed by the Dutch  authorities to its present spelling.  There are descendants of Pierre Labuschagne who changed the surname back to the original French spelling of the surname.    


Oct 03, 2019, 22:54

Chippo is the guy playing for Japan also related to your wife's ex or is it just the one guy playing for France?

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