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The origin of the proud surname Reisman 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 Reisman 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.

Reisman Early Origins



The surname Reisman 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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Reisman Spelling Variations


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Reisman 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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Reisman Early History


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Reisman Early History



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

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Reisman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reisman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reisman 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:

Reisman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Reisman, aged 27, landed in Pennsylvania in 1736

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reisman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reisman (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Reisman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1998
  • Garrett E Reisman Ph.D., (b. 1968), American Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endevour's STS-123 mission with over 3 months in space
  • Marty Reisman (b. 1930), American table tennis player
  • Linda Reisman, American film producer
  • Judith A. Reisman (b. 1935), American author and anti-pornography activist
  • George Reisman (b. 1937), American author and professor of economics at Pepperdine University
  • Arnold Reisman (b. 1934), Polish-American author and engineer
  • Heather Reisman (b. 1948), Canadian businesswoman and CEO of Indigo Books

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Reisman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reisman 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 19 October 2016 at 13:14.

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