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Vien Family History

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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Where is the Vien family from?

You can see how Vien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vien family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vien families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Vien families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Vien's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Vien families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vien surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vien. 30% of Vien men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Vien women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vien were Clerk and Waitress.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Stitcher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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