van = Hans van Heirseele.

van has a lower case v. With a V it is one of the protagonists of Ada, the magnum opus of Vladimir Nabokov.

The person under consideration reduces itself to a preposition. A linguistic sum: van Heirseele minus Herr Seele = van.

Asserted at the end of 2002 by Johan De Wilde and till the end of 2009 the factual name of Hans van Heirseele. Ever since: Laura van.