An example of von used in a name is in Ludwig von Mises, which means Ludwig of Mises.
Origin of vonGerman
von - Computer Definition
(Voice On the Net, Video On the Net) A trade show sponsored by pulver.com, Melville, NY (www.pulver.com) that covers the transport of voice and video over the Internet. Conceived by Jeff Pulver, a specialist in the Internet and IP telephony fields, the first VON conference was held in San Francisco in 1997. Pulver also produces The Pulver Report, an e-mail newsletter covering the industry.