Wiens Family History

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Wiens Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic compound personal name beginning with wini ‘friend’.

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

Similar surnames: Wiech, Wien, Sien, Lien, Zins, Wilms, Bien, Wills, Sens, Dienes

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Wiens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wiens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wiens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Wiens Family Origin

Where is the Wiens family from?

Wiens Family Occupations

What did your Wiens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wiens. A less common occupation for the Wiens family was Laborer. The most common Wiens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 84% of Wiens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wiens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wiens Historical Records

What Wiens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Wiens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wiens 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wiens. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Wiens. For the veterans among your Wiens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wiens Life Expectancy

What is the average Wiens lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wiens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wiens in 1951 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wiens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wiens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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