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Help with von surnames please
#1  AlexBell 07-24-2019, 05:55 AM
I hope I will be forgiven for posting in English, but I have only about six words of German and would like help with German names whose surnames begin with von - like Elizabeth von Arnim.

In the phone books of German speaking countries would Elizabeth von Arnim be sorted as von Arnim, Elizabeth? Or Arnim, Elizabeth von?

Is the von usually spelled von, or Von?
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#2  Doitsu 07-25-2019, 02:53 PM
Quote AlexBell
In the phone books of German speaking countries would Elizabeth von Arnim be sorted as von Arnim, Elizabeth? Or Arnim, Elizabeth von?
I haven't seen a phone book in ages.

My local library uses:

Von Arnim, Elizabeth
Arnim, Bettina von
La Fontaine, Jean de
Du Maurier, Daphne
Martin du Gard, Roger
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#3  lumpynose 07-25-2019, 03:05 PM
Quote Doitsu
I haven't seen a phone book in ages.
I was waiting for someone to say that!
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#4  AlexBell 07-25-2019, 08:25 PM
Quote Doitsu
I haven't seen a phone book in ages.

My local library uses:

Von Arnim, Elizabeth
Arnim, Bettina von
La Fontaine, Jean de
Du Maurier, Daphne
Martin du Gard, Roger
Thanks
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