Meaning and Origin of: Reiser

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • South German : habitational name for someone from Reis or Reissen in Bavaria (see Reis 1).
  • South German : occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior’, ‘traveler’.
  • South German : topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser 1 and Riser 1).
  • South German : variant spelling of Reisser, an occupational name for a woodcutter, Middle High German rīsser.

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