As long as your surname isn't Schickelgruber, you're probably safe!<quoted text>
"Austrian" does kind of ring a bell, she might have said I'm probably part Austrian.
Which rings another bell-'Hitler'...
What if I'm related to Hitler? lol
In Germany,'von' originally was reserved for the Prussian minor aristocracy prior to the unification in January 1871. Given from then until the 1930s, the Prussians dominated the military and the civil service throughout the united country, geographically it spread beyond the original area. It also occurred amongst the Austrian nobility prior to its abolition in 1919. "Graf von" was higher, not sure where it went after than!