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Type Surname (from location)

Meaning & History

Habitational name for someone from Reis or Reissen in Bavaria (see Reis). An occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior’, ‘traveler’.
South German topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser and Riser).
Also a variant spelling of Reisser, an occupational name for a woodcutter, Middle High German risser.
Added 3/12/2017 by LMS