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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. RIEZ-bə-rə(British English) RIEZ-brə(British English) RIEZ-bə-ro(American English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsRisebrough, Risborough, Risebrow, Riseborow, Risbrow, Riseby, Riseberghe, Raisborough, Raiseborough

Meaning & History

Denoted a person hailing from any of the various places called Risborough, Riseborough or Risbury in England, derived from Old English hrīs meaning "brushwood" and beorg meaning "hill, mound", or from hrīs and burh meaning "fortification". A famous bearer of this name is the English actress Andrea Riseborough (1981-).
Added 11/16/2022 by General9696
Edited 3/10/2023 by General9696