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