The word Von #lithuania


Bobby Jacobs <bobj2361@...>
 

What does the word Von in front of a name mean? For instance Von Shlieden.

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Meri-Jane Rochelson <rochelso@...>
 

Bobby Jacobs wrote:


What does the word Von in front of a name mean? For instance Von
Shlieden.

I believe it means "From" and is (or at least was) a sign of German
aristocracy when it appeared in a name.

Meri-Jane Rochelson
Miami, FL 33179