This is so shite it is not worthy of a BtBB response !
No more please !
Good for nothing 'Gary' !
You're a bigger f***tard than I thought. Killing animals for fun ain't the same thing as eating meat in the 1800s. Moron.
From Wikipedia "His favorite pastime was hunting geese, duck, elk, and other big game."
that's how i read it, as though it's part of their last name, and it's like im still waiting for their first name, or wondering if they've just decided to use their last name. before i knew who morrissey was i used to get him and van morrison mixed up for this reason.I don't know for sure Rifke, but it might be a result of a great number of immigrants coming from The Netherlands during the early fifties of the previous century.
I know, in that time, more than 100.000 immigrants left their country, going to mainly, the United States, Canada and Australia.
Many people here have as part of their last name the suffix van, or like in Belgium, Van.
In stead of using the first name people got used to be called Van and so it developed as a first name.
Don't know anything about Dutch roots of Van Williams.
not as bad as german names though, like waldtraut. what the f***s a waldtraut?