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Where did the German Riesgo family come from? What is the German Riesgo family crest and coat of arms? When did the Riesgo family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Riesgo family history?The origin of the proud surname Riesgo can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. In the Middle Ages, many of the Bohemians were a part of the Holy Roman Empire, which was characterized by the Feudal System. Before this era, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travel became more prevalent, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Many people, such as the Riesgo family, adopted the name of their feudal occupation as their surname. The name goes back to the mediaeval German "ris" or "risle," which meant literally "branch" or "twig,"and the surname was an occupational name for a wood carver.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reis, Reisle ( Bavaria, Swabia), Reiss, Reisse, Riess, Ries, Reise, Reisz, Reiser, Reisser, Riser, Reysse, Reys, Reyss, Rice, Ris, Risse, Rise, Risle and many more.
First found in Bohemia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. They later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Clesse Reysse of Mainz in 1444, and Leonhart Reiser of Nuremberg in 1443. The name goes back to the mediaeval German "ris" or "risle," which meant literally "branch" or "twig." Reisser could also refer to a wood carver.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riesgo research. Another 221 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1606, 1645, 1870, and 1897 are included under the topic Early Riesgo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Riesgo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Riesgo Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Riesgo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riesgo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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