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The Risman surname is derived from a placed named Rissen, West of Hamburg. The root word "riss" means "swamp."

Risman Early Origins



The surname Risman was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Risman Spelling Variations


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Risman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Risman, Rissman, Riseman, Risselman, Risselmann, Rissel and many more.

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Risman Early History


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Risman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Risman research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1716 is included under the topic Early Risman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Risman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Risman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Risman 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 or some of its variants were: Johannes Rissman who settled in Pennsylvania in 1736; Joseph Rissmann who settled New York in 1847; and William Rissmann who settled in Pike County Indiana in 1886..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Risman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Risman (post 1700)



  • John Risman, President of Scotland Rugby League
  • Augustus Beverley Walter Risman OBE (1937-1960), English rugby union and rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s
  • Augustus "Gus" John F. Risman (1911-1994), Welsh rugby league footballer who played from 1920s through to the 1950s

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Risman Family Crest Products


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Risman Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Risman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Risman 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 July 2013 at 14:30.

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