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The origin of the proud surname Reise can be traced to the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republi c. 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 Reise 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.

Reise Early Origins



The surname Reise was 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.

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Reise Spelling Variations


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Reise Spelling Variations



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.

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Reise Early History


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Reise Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reise research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1606, 1645, 1870, and 1897 are included under the topic Early Reise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reise Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reise Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Reise, aged 49, arrived in Missouri in 1844
  • Martha Reise, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Anhalt Reise, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Carolina Reise, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Frederick Reise, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Reise Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gustave Reise, aged 40, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
  • Henrietta Reise, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reise (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reise (post 1700)



  • Leopold Adolph Emile "Leo" Reise Sr. (1892-1975), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1920 to 1932
  • Leo Charles Reise Jr. (1922-2015), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1945 to 1954, son of Leo Reise

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Reise Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reise 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 August 2015 at 14:25.

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