Last name origins & meanings:
- South German: habitational name for someone from Reis or Reissen in Bavaria (see Reis 1).
- South German: occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior’, ‘traveler’.
- South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser 1 and Riser 1).
- South German: variant spelling of Reisser, an occupational name for a woodcutter, Middle High German rīsser.
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