Are there differences between how von willebrands syndrome and hemophilia are passed on?

Yes. Hemophilia a (factor 8 deficiency) & b (factor 9 deficiency) are x-linked recessive. Hemophilia c (factor 11 deficiency) is autosomal and usually (but not always) recessive. Von willebrands disease (VWD) type 1 is autosomal dominant. Vwd type 3 is autosomal recessive. Vwd type 2 (2a, 2b, 2m, 2n) is usually autosomal dominant but may be recessive sometimes.