The roots of the German surname Reisig lie in the southern region of Bavaria
, where the name first emerged almost a millennium ago. It is a place name, connected to the many villages and towns called Reisingen in Bavaria; during the Middle Ages, it was common to identify someone with his area of residence, and so it is likely that the original bearers of the surname Reisig hailed from the various towns of Reisingen, and passed the name down to their descendants. Alternatively, the name may also be derived from the German word "Reisig," meaning "brushwood"; in this case, the name was probably originally borne by someone living near shrubbery.
Early Origins of the Reisig family
The surname Reisig was first found in the various towns and villages of Reisingen, located throughout Bavaria
. The young Reisig family played an important role in laying the foundations of Bavarian society in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Reisig family
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Reisig Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Reisinger, Reissig, Reisig, Reysinger, Reissinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Reisig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reisig family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Martin Reisinger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737; Johan Reisinger, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Pennsylvania, taking an oath of allegiance in 1749.
Contemporary Notables of the name Reisig (post 1700)
- Donald L. Reisig, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 30th Circuit; Elected 1968 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html