Wein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wein family

The surname Wein was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1319 when John and Richard Wayn held estates in that county.

Early History of the Wein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wein research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1553, 1566, 1596, 1603, 1605, 1617, 1618, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wein Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wayne, Wain, Wein, Waines, Waine, Weyne, Weyn, Wainman, Waynman, Waynman, Weynman, Wenman, Whenman, Wheynman, Wainer and many more.

Early Notables of the Wein family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jurig Wein, aged 26, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Johannes Wein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Jacob Wein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • John Wein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Wein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johan Wein, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Friedrich Wein, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • Philipp Wein, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • August Wein, who landed in Ohio in 1883 [1]

Australia Wein migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Wein Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • N.A. Wein, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Fairfield" in 1839 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wein (post 1700) +

  • Len Wein (1948-2017), American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2008


The Wein Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Tempus et casus accidit omnibus
Motto Translation: Time and chance occurs for all


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FAIRFIELD 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Fairfield.htm


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