Risman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Risman surname is derived from a placed named Rissen, West of Hamburg. The root word "riss" means "swamp."
Early Origins of the Risman family
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.
Early History of the Risman family
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Risman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Risman, Rissman, Riseman, Risselman, Risselmann, Rissel and many more.
Early Notables of the Risman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Risman family to the New World and Oceana
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..
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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