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2/28/2019, 2:08 PM Mike C update #102
7/11/2018, 11:16 AM Mike C update #100
7/27/2015, 11:23 PM Mike C update #90
5/30/2011, 5:41 PM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Type Surname (from location & ornamental)
Usage German, Jewish

Meaning & History

From Middle High German ris meaning "twig, branch, bush", denoting a person who lived in an overgrown area. As a Jewish name it is ornamental.