Riis Name Meaning

Scandinavian: nickname from ris ‘twigs’, ‘scrub’, or a habitational name from any of several places so named in Denmark. Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named Ris, from Old Norse hrís ‘brushwood’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ries, Reis, Rios, Riss, Rike, Ribas, Diss, Rais, Rio, Roos

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Riis Family Origin

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Riis Family Occupations

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  • Register Of Deeds

    100%

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In 1880, the most common Riis occupation in the USA was Register Of Deeds. 100% of Riis's were Register Of Deedss.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Riis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Riis in 1962 was 75, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riis

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