Bien History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Bien may derive from (or have lent itself to) the town of Bienau in Silesia, also known as Bienowitz.

Early Origins of the Bien family

The surname Bien was first found in Silesia, where the name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Bien family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bien research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1651, 1754, and 1769 are included under the topic Early Bien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bien Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Biener, Bienen, Bienl, Bien, Bienenberg, Bienenberger, Bienert and many more.

Early Notables of the Bien family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Bien were Wilhelm Biener (1590-1651) was a lawyer and chancellor of Tyrol; and Anton Johann Beinl von Bienenburg, a court...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bien Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bien migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bien Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Bien, who arrived in America in 1709 [1]
  • Peter Bien, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752
Bien Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gustav Bien, who settled in Philadelphia in 1876
  • Charles and Gustav Bien, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Bien (post 1700)

  • Harvey Jerome Bien (b. 1933), lecturer and assistant professor at numerous colleges

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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