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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.

Wiener Early Origins



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.

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Wiener Spelling Variations


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Wiener 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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Wiener Early History


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Wiener Early History



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

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Wiener Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiener Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wiener 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:

Wiener Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Wiener came to Philadelphia in 1785

Wiener Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wolf Wiener landed in Philadelphia in 1836
  • Andrew Wiener, who arrived in Maryland in 1845
  • Bertha Wiener, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Emilia Wiener, who arrived in New York in 1850
  • Goetz Wiener, who landed in New York in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiener Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Wiener arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiener (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiener (post 1700)



  • Richard N. Wiener (b. 1947), American Democrat politician, Michigan Democratic State Chair, 1983-89; Member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2004-08
  • Norman H. Wiener, American politician, Mayor of Albion, Michigan, 1950-54
  • Miriam Wiener, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1930
  • Hermine L. Wiener, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 22nd District, 1994
  • Frank Wiener, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956; Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Felice G. Wiener, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Daniel Wiener, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 1982, 1986
  • Benjamin Lee Wiener, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008
  • Michael A. Wiener (1938-2009), American business executive, co-founder of the Infinity Broadcasting Corporation
  • Norbert Wiener (1894-1964), American mathematician, inventor of cybernetics
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Wiener Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiener 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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