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  • Frieda Wertheim (1877 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs:Wertheim, Friedageborene Wiesen geboren am 18. Mai 1877 in Köln (Braunsfeld) / - / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in GildehausEmigration: NiederlandeDeportation: ab Wes...
  • Josef Wiesen (1865 - 1942)
    Josef Wiesen (* 25. Februar 1865 in Ittebe, Österreich-Ungarn; † 15. November 1942 im Ghetto Theresienstadt) war ein jüdischer Lehrer und Landesrabbiner des Großherzogtums Sachsen-Weimar-EisenachWiesen...
  • Tatiana Petrovna von Wiesen (1710 - aft.1760)
  • ? Wiesen (deceased)
  • Abraham Wiesen (1892 - 1980)

About the von Wiesen surname

German: habitational name from any of various places so named, for example near Aschaffenburg. German: topographic name from Middle High German wise ‘meadow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an ornamental adoption of German Wiesen ‘meadows’.

The term von is used in German language surnames either as a nobiliary particle indicating a noble patrilineality, or as a simple preposition used by commoners that means of or from.

Fonvizin or Fonvisin in Russia

At the end of the 16th century, after the Livonian War, Ivan IV of Russia invited Berndt Peter* von Wiesen from the Livonian Brothers of the Sword into Russian service and granted him some landed property. In the 17th century his descendants wrote their surnames as von Wiesen and Ivan Andreevich Fonvizin was the first in the family of the Fonvizins, who began to write his surname precisely as "Fonvizin" (until the 18th century von Wiesen was used).

The name has been written in many different ways in russian, usually von Wiesen is with hyphen or space between von (Фон) and actual name, and Fonvizin is written all together, but not always.

Имя было написано по-разному, например:

Фонвизина - Fonvizin
Фон-Визин - Fon-Vizin
Фон-Висин - Fon-Visin
Фон-Визен - Von Wiesen
фонъ Визенъ

See also:


  1. Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

External links:

  1. Genealogy of the Fon-Vizins