Van / van = of / from The word Van stands between first and last name. It is the union of V which connects names. Van has also possesses it. It is Van mine.
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"der" is the German masculine article, however, the original name is probably Dutch, combined with the Dutch "van"(of) van der means "of the". Heusen is the German writing for Dutch "Huyzen" or "Huizen", which means houses , so the name should not be analyzed piece meal, but let it stand in its entirety for "of the houses"
(Sent from: Ursula van der Heusen)
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