Van Rensselaer (surname)

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The surname Van Rensselaer is of Dutch origin, more specifically Flemish.[1] Van is a Dutch preposition meaning from and is a common prefix in Dutch language surnames. In Dutch, "van" is written with a lower case "v"; in the United States the particle "Van" is usually capitalized, but individual usage should be followed.[2]

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  1. ^ Philippe Devaux, La cosmologie de Whitehead, Tome I : L'épistémologie Whiteheadienne, p. 7 Avant-propos (French) [1]
  2. ^ U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual; Chapter 3 - Capitalization Rules; Rule 3.14: "In anglicized names such particles are usually capitalized...but individual usage...should be followed."
  3. ^ Hamilton, Lewis H. and Darroch, William (1916). A standard history of Jasper and Newton counties, Indiana, Vol. 1, p. 137. Lewis Publishing Company
  4. ^ Spooner, Walter Whipple (January 1907). "The Van Rensselaer Family", American Historical Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 207.