Family name origins & meanings
- 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.