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Re: Vanderveer families of Zuid-Holland, NETH-1700s
Posted by: Edwin van der Veer (ID *****2519) Date: July 26, 2004 at 08:10:45
In Reply to: Re: Vanderveer families of Zuid-Holland, NETH-1700s by Steve Vandiver of 205

Dear all,

Sorry for this late response to your mail, but browsing through the different threads, I came upon the question how the name 'Van der Veer' should be spelled correctly.

I agree that the spelling of names was quite arbitrary in the old days, but it is not common nowadays to spell it: v.d. Veer.
In the netherlands it is common to use v.d. Veer as an abbreviation, but when signing documents for instance, you always use your full name, i.e. van der Veer, where the V of Veer is always capitalized. 'van der' indeed has the meaning of 'of the' or 'from the'.

Hope this solves your question :)

Edwin van der Veer
Middelburg
The Netherlands



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