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Wein Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German win, German Wein ‘wine’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a wine merchant or producer, or perhaps for a tavern keeper. As a Jewish name it may also be of ornamental origin. German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names beginning with the element wini ‘friend’, such as Winifrid or Winimar. German: altered spelling of Wien.

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

Similar surnames: Mein, Lein, Bein, Nein, Fein, Hein, Rein, Dein, Weis, Weins

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Wein Family Origin

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Wein Family Occupations

What did your Wein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School Mistress and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wein. The most common Wein occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Wein's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wein family was Tailoress.

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  • Farmer

  • School Mistress

  • Labourer

  • Tailoress


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Wein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Wein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wein 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Wein. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wein. For the veterans among your Wein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wein Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wein in 1954 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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