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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Swedish : patronymic from the personal name Reier, from Old Norse Reiðarr, from reið ‘house’, ‘home’ + -arr, representing a proto-Norse form -harjar ‘warrior’, -warjar ‘defender’, or -gairar ‘spear’.
  • Respelling of Norwegian or Danish Reiersen, cognate with 1.

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