28th October 2019


What does Von mean in a name?

Nobiliary particles. Most, but not all, surnames of the German nobility were preceded by or contained the preposition von (meaning "of") or zu (meaning "at") as a nobiliary particle. The two were occasionally combined into von und zu (meaning "of and at").

In respect to this, what is a Von stand for?

VONVictorian Order of Nurses (Canada)
VONVrij Op Naam (Dutch real-estate term)
VONVoice of Nigeria
VONVoice Over Network

What does Van and Von mean?

In German, von is a preposition which approximately means of or from. When it is used as a part of a German family name, von is usually a nobiliary particle and indicates a noble father's lineage. This meaning is preserved in Swiss surnames or in the Dutch van, which is a cognate of von but does not indicate nobility.

What does Van mean in a name?

van is a preposition in the Dutch and Afrikaans languages, meaning "of" or "from" depending on the context (similar to de and di in the Romance languages). van is a very common prefix in Dutch language surnames, where it is known as a tussenvoegsel.
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