The Wiening surname is thought to have originally been a nickname
which became a surname. It derives from the Middle High German word "wenic," which means small or weak.
Early Origins of the Wiening family
The surname Wiening was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Wening was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Bearers of the name were also found in Silesia
Early History of the Wiening family
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Wiening Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wening, Weniger, Wenin, Wenig, Wenisch, Wenk, Weining, Wiening, Weuning, Wauning and many more.
Early Notables of the Wiening family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wiening family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wiening Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- C. Wiening, Sophie Wiening, and Mine Wiening, who settled in Illinois in 1862
Contemporary Notables of the name Wiening (post 1700)
- Jonathan P. Wiening, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Rhode Island State House of Representatives 4th District, 2002 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html