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ContributorContrib.cutenose on 12/27/2015
Meaning & History
From Middle High German rīsch, rūsch ‘reed’, ‘rush’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a reed bed, or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who used or harvested reeds. This form is more common in the USA than it's americanized form Raish