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Wein means grape, vine, wine in German and Yiddish/Hebrew (װײַנ).

According to Nelly Weiss,[1] Wein- style family names originated from signboards (house sign, house shield) in Jewish communities. Wein may also be related the German verb "weinen" (to cry).

Notable people with the surname Wein include:

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  1. ^ Nelly Weiss. The Origin of Jewish Family Names. p. 216. Published by Peter Lang, 2002. ISBN 978-0820456447