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

Rissel Early Origins



The surname Rissel 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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Rissel Spelling Variations


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Rissel Spelling Variations



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

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Rissel Early History


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Rissel Early History



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

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Rissel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rissel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rissel 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 Rissel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rissel (post 1700)



  • Christopher Rissel (b. 1961), Australian health promotion expert

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Rissel Family Crest Products


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Rissel Family Crest Products




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