This German surname is also the name of places in Austria and/or Germany but... What does it mean?
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The Middle High German word 'riet' means, 'reed', a name for a plant. According to http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=Ried, Ried is a topographic name from Middle High German riet 'damp, mossy area', ‘wet land’. This is where reeds grow, in wet lands.Rietz can also be a personal name. A variant of Reitz, it can derive from Richard or Heinrich.

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