Wien Family History

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Wien Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Vienna (German Wien, Yiddish Vin). The place name is first recorded in the Latin form Vindobona, and is of Celtic origin. Before the Holocaust there was a large Jewish population in Vienna. From the 17th century onwards the Leopoldstadt district was officially designated as a Jewish quarter, and many families bearing this surname no doubt originated there. Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads in eastern Norway named Vien, earlier Vivin, from Old Norse viðr ‘wood’, víðr ‘wide’, or vé ‘(pagan) sacred place’ + vin ‘meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Bien, Wen, Lien, Osen, Lier, Wion, Wein, Wied, Vien, Wist

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Wien Family Origin

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Wien Family Occupations

What did your Wien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wien. 9% of Wien men worked as a Salesman and 5% of Wien women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wien were Manager and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wien 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wien. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Wien. For the veterans among your Wien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wien Life Expectancy

What is the average Wien lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Wien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wien in 1961 was 40, and 89 in 2004.

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