Wiener History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Wiener, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Austrian people. The original bearer of the name Wiener, 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 Wiener 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.

Early Origins of the Wiener family

The surname Wiener 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.

Early History of the Wiener family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiener research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1606, 1683, 1741, 1737 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Wiener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wiener Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wiener family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Wiener were Wenrich of Trier, a German ecclesiastical political writer of the 11th century; Simon Weinmann, the Elder (1534-1606), Mayor of Heilbronn; and Johann Wilhelm Weinmann (1683-1741)...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiener Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wiener migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiener Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Wiener, who settled in Philadelphia in 1785
Wiener Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wolf Wiener, who landed in Philadelphia in 1836
  • Andrew Wiener, who arrived in Maryland in 1845 [1]
  • Bertha Wiener, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Emilia Wiener, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]
  • Goetz Wiener, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wiener migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiener Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Christiana Wiener, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "General Hewitt" departing 22nd July 1847 from Bremen, Germany; the ship arrived on 12th September 1847 but she died on board [2]

Australia Wiener migration to Australia +

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

Wiener Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Wiener (post 1700) +

  • Michael A. Wiener (1938-2009), American business executive, co-founder of the Infinity Broadcasting Corporation
  • Alexander S. Wiener (1907-1976), leader in the fields of forensic medicine, serology, and immunogenetics
  • Norbert Wiener (1894-1964), American mathematician, inventor of cybernetics
  • Richard N. Wiener (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Michigan Democratic State Chair, 1983-89; Member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2004-08 [4]
  • Norman H. Wiener, American politician, Mayor of Albion, Michigan, 1950-54 [4]
  • Miriam Wiener, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930 [4]
  • Hermine L. Wiener, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 22nd District, 1994 [4]
  • Frank Wiener, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956 [4]
  • Felice G. Wiener, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000 [4]
  • Daniel Wiener, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 1982, 1986 [4]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 99)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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