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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bien


German


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

Bien Early Origins



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.

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Bien Spelling Variations


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Bien Spelling Variations



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

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Bien Early History


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Bien Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bien research. Another 231 words (16 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.

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Bien Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bien Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bien (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bien (post 1700)



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

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Bien Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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The Bien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bien Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 31 October 2017 at 21:32.

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