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Noble surnames, such as Wien, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Austrian people. The original bearer of the name Wien, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Vienna region of Austria. In this region as hereditary surnames began to be adopted in the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.The Wien family originally lived in Vienna. Citizens of Vienna were known as Wieners. The name of the city comes from Vindabona, a Roman camp which originally occupied the site.

Wien Early Origins



The surname Wien was first found in Austria, where the family made a considerable contribution to the feudal society which shaped modern Europe. The family branched into several houses, all of which played an important role in the local political conflicts which forged the nation. The first appearance of this name occurs in ancient chronicles of the city Basel in the year 1275. It was originally taken on by numerous branches living in and around the city Vienna. Later, many families within Jewish settlements also took on the name of their patron city. Vienna, Austria's capital, was originally a Celtic settlement, and the name goes back to Vindabona, a Roman camp belonging to their line of fortresses along the Rhine and Danube rivers. The house of Habsburg, rulers of the Empire, made Vienna the cultural center of Europe, that survived sieges by the Turks in 1529 and 1683. Here the mansions of the nobility were built in the elaborate Baroque style, as well as the fabulous imperial residences of the Hofburg and Schloss Schoenbrunn.

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Wien Spelling Variations


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Wien Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiener, Wiene, Weiner, Wien, Wieners, Wienen, Viener, Veaner, Vieners and many more.

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Wien Early History


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Wien Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wien research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wien Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wien Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wien 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:

Wien Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Wien, who landed in Philadelphia in 1748
  • Johan Geo Wien, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Wien landed in Philadelphia in 1750
  • Dietrich Wien landed in Philadelphia in 1754
  • Michael Wien, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

Wien Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Wien, who landed in America in 1868
  • Sara Wien, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wien (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wien (post 1700)



  • Noel Wien (1899-1977), American aviator
  • Ada B. Wien (b. 1907), American politician, Delegate to Alaska State Constitutional Convention, 1955-56
  • Wilhelm Wien (1864-1928), prominent and influential Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize winner in 1911
  • Max Wien (1866-1938), German physicist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Wien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wien 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.

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