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The surname Wiesen is a topographic local name; it is derived from a physical feature of the geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, the name is derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow. The original bearer lived on or near an open meadow.

Wiesen Early Origins



The surname Wiesen was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Wiesen Early History


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Wiesen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiesen research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1333, 1350, 1450, 1456, 1500, 1690, 1702, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Wiesen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiesen Spelling Variations


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Wiesen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiese, Wies, Wieser, Wiesen, Wiesa (Silesia), Wiesener, Wiesner, Wisener and many more.

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Wiesen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiesen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiesen 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 or some of its variants were: Peter Wiese, who came to Philadelphia in 1752. Wilhelm Wies arrived in 1754; while Melchior Wies arrived in New York in 1709-10. Carl Wies came to Maryland in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiesen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiesen (post 1700)



  • S. Jonathan Wiesen, American history professor of modern European history at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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