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Risher Name Meaning

English: variant of Rusher. Americanized spelling of German Rischer, a nickname for a hasty or impetuous person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rischen ‘to rush’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rüscher, a topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside, from southern dialect risch ‘slope’, ‘mountainside’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Americanized spelling of North German Rischer, a topographic name from Middle Low German risch ‘reed’, a topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew. Anglicized form of Eastern German Rischar, a nickname from Sorbian rýsar ‘knight’.

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


Similar surnames: Risler, Riser, Richer, Risner, Fisher, Rusher, Reiser, Rishel, Disher

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Risher Family Origin

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Risher Family Occupations

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  • Retired Draper

    100%

In 1881, the most common Risher occupation in the UK was Retired Draper. 100% of Risher's were Retired Drapers.

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