Riss Family History
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Riss Name Meaning
topographic name from Middle High German rise ‘channel’, ‘crevice’, or a topographic name for someone living by a tributary of the Danube so named. from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on ric ‘power(ful)’, ‘rich’. altered spelling of Riess.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ries, Russ, Ross, Ress, Rish, Rise, Hiss, Ris, Reiss, Hils