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

Wiens Early Origins



The surname Wiens 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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Wiens Spelling Variations


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Wiens 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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Wiens Early History


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Wiens Early History



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

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Wiens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Wiens, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1874
  • Sara Wiens, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1874
  • Suzanne Wiens, aged 6, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Katharine Wiens, aged 15, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • Agatha Wiens, aged 4, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Johan Wiens, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Peter Wiens, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • David Wiens, who landed in Manitoba in 1876
  • Heinrich Wiens, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876
  • Isaac Wiens, who arrived in Manitoba in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiens (post 1700)



  • Douglas Paul Wiens, Canadian statistician and professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Fellow of the American Statistical Association (2005)
  • David Wiens, American cyclist, a 2000 inductee to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, inaugural Director of the Mountain Sports Program at WSCU (2012)
  • Dr John A. Wiens, American ecologist, the 2005 recipient of the Cooper Ornithological Society’s Loye and Alden Miller Research Award
  • Tom Wiens, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008
  • Bernhard Henry "Berny" Wiens (b. 1945), Canadian former politician who represented Rosetown-Elrose, Saskatchewan from 1991 to 1995

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Wiens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiens 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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