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Type Surname (from given name)
Other Forms FormsRich, Ritsch, Rutsch, Rütsch, Ruetsch

Meaning & History

1. English: variant spelling of Rich.

2. Altered spelling of German Ritsch, probably from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’ or hrod ‘renown’;

3. an altered spelling of Swiss German Rütsch, Ruetsch, from Alemannic short forms of Rudolf.
Added 6/22/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 4/29/2024 by Mike C