A relative is descended from the Von Pein family of Germany. 1. She would like to get the family coat of arms from some reliable source to verify photos and drawings she has which are purported to be correct. Also, She’s heard there is a registry of persons who were assigned the title “Von” that it is an indication of special status at a particular time in the history of what is now Germany. 2. Is there such a registry? 3. Is there any reference to a special status for Von? 4. If so, what is the explanation? Thanks!