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 Reisz 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.
Early Origins of the Reisz family
Early History of the Reisz family
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Reisz 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.
Early Notables of the Reisz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reisz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Michel Reiser, who sailed to England and.or America in 1709. Among the many other settlers to follow this first immigrant were: Ulrick Riser, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1727.
Contemporary Notables of the name Reisz (post 1700)
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