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

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  • Bricklayer Out Of Employ

    33%
  • Joiner & Cabinet Maker

    33%
  • Servant

    33%

In 1881, the most common Wien occupation in the UK was Bricklayer Out Of Employ. 33% of Wien's were Bricklayer Out Of Employs. A less common occupation for the Wien family was Servant. Bricklayer Out Of Employ and Joiner & Cabinet Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wien.

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Wien Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wien

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