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Type Surname (from nickname & from location)
Other Forms FormsRees

Meaning & History

Nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.
German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.
Added 5/15/2014 by LMS
Edited 6/11/2016 by LMS

See Also

Reese 1, Reese 2