Early Origins of the Rison family
The surname Rison was first found in Norfolk
at Castle Rising, a village and civil parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Risinga and was held at that time by William de Warenne and the Bishop of Bayeux. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Records of 1254, list the place name as Castel Risinge and probably meant "settlement of the family or followers of a man called Risa," from the Old English personal name
+ ingas. The later addition of "castel" which evolved to "castle" was derived from the Norman castle that was located there. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
In 1332, Isabella of France retired to Castle Rising castle following a coup d'état by her son King Edward III. The castle is now a ruined medieval fortification and was built soon after 1138 by William d'Aubigny II.
Early History of the Rison family
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Rison Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Rising, Reising, Risin, Rysing, Rysin, Rysen, Ryson and many more.
Early Notables of the Rison family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rison family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Rison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary H Rison, aged 58, who arrived in New York in 1862 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Rison (post 1700)
- Vera Bea Rison (1939-2015), American politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (1997-2002), Member of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners (1987-1996)