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Von Hofsten

Rotatorien der nordschwedischen Hochgebirge. Rotatorien der nordschwedischen Hochgebirge. 4: 829-896 Ed(s): A HAMBERG. Stockholm. Königliche Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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p.850, fig.5


Submitted by fwelter on

The name of the German author in a taxnomic name must be cited as Hofsten, not Von Hofsten or von Hofsten.
Submitted by c_hussey on

Referring to comment of 2012-12-06 12:03. My understanding is that the 'von' does form part of the legal surname. From'

"Most surnames or family names (Nachnamen) consist of only one word. Titles of former aristocrats (like Graf for "Count") have become parts of the Nachname in Germany, giving longer names of several words, usually including the nobiliary particle von (meaning "of") or zu (meaning "to", sometimes "at"), often von und zu are also found together (meaning "of and to/at").[4][5] The legal rules for these names are the same as those for other Nachnamen, which gives rise to a number of cases where people legally bear such names but are not recognized by the associations of formerly noble families in Germany, which continue to apply the old rules of the German Empire in their publications. Most of these cases come about when a woman of noble descent marries a man with no title, and the two adopt the woman's name as their common Nachname, which was impossible under imperial law."

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