Vien Family History

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Vien Name Meaning

Vietnamese: unexplained. French and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Vivien, a vernacular form of the Latin name Vivianus.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lien, Bien, Wien, Sion, Vier, Oien, Lier, Vial, Kien, Sien

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Vien Family Origin

Where is the Vien family from?

Vien Family Occupations

What did your Vien ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Vien family was Labourer. The most common Vien occupation in Canada was Laborer. 13% of Vien's were Laborers. Laborer, Cultivateur and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Vien.

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  • Laborer

  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Vien ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Vien Historical Records

What Vien family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Vien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vien census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Vien. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Vien. For the veterans among your Vien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vien Life Expectancy

What is the average Vien lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Vien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Vien in 1957 was 39, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Vien

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Vien ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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