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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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Where is the Wein family from?

You can see how Wein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wein family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wein families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Wein families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Wein's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wein families in 1840.
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What did your Wein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wein. 12% of Wein men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Wein women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wein were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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

  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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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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What is the average Wein lifespan?

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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