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The origins of the Welsh name Rieser go back to those ancient Celts known as the Britons that once occupied the hills and Moors of Wales. This old Welsh surname is from the Welsh personal name Rhys, which also took the forms Rice and Rees. This name was originally derived from the Old Welsh forename Ris, which means ardour.

Rieser Early Origins



The surname Rieser was first found in Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin), located in Southwest Wales, one of thirteen historic counties and presently one of the principal area in Wales. Sir Elidir Dhu who flourished temp. Richard I., was the direct descendant of the family of Rees of Killymaenllwyd, county Carmarthen. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"In 1115, Grufydd ab Rhys, Prince of South Wales, took sanctuary in the church of Aberdaron, from the treachery of Grufydd ab Cynan, sovereign of North Wales, who intended to deliver him into the hands of the English monarch, Henry I. The young prince escaped with his partisans by night, and set forward on his journey to the deep forest of Strath Towy, in South Wales, where, having collected the adherents of his family, he commenced hostilities against the Norman and Flemish settlers. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Institute of Historical Research, 1849, Print.

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Rieser Spelling Variations


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Rieser Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Rieser name over the years has been spelled Rees, Reece, Rhys, Ap Rhys and others.

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Rieser Early History


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Rieser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rieser research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1615 are included under the topic Early Rieser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rieser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rieser Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rieser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rieser In Ireland


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Rieser In Ireland



Some of the Rieser family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Rieser:

Rieser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ulrich Rieser, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Michael Rieser, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • Bartholomaus Rieser, who arrived in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • Georg Rieser, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • Gottlieb Rieser, who arrived in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rieser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Rieser, aged 34, arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • Wengalin Rieser, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Christopher Rieser, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Philip Rieser, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1849
  • J D Rieser, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Rieser Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Barbra Rieser, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Johannes Rieser, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Margereta Rieser, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rieser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rieser (post 1700)



  • Paul A. Rieser, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Dutchess County 2nd District, 1925

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spes melioris aevi
Motto Translation: The hope of a better age.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales. Institute of Historical Research, 1849, Print.

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Rieser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rieser 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.

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