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 Reissig 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 Reissig family
Bavaria. The young Reissig family played an important role in laying the foundations of Bavarian society in the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Reissig family
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Reissig Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Reisinger, Reissig, Reisig, Reysinger, Reissinger and many more.
Early Notables of the Reissig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reissig family to the New World and Oceana
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Reissig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Reissig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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