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

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Riss Family Origin

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Riss Family Occupations

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  • Coachman

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Joiner In Shop Fitting Branch

    25%
  • Tailor

    25%

In 1881, Coachman, Farmer and Joiner In Shop Fitting Branch were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riss. The most common Riss occupation in the UK was Coachman. 25% of Riss's were Coachmans. A less common occupation for the Riss family was Tailor.

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Riss Historical Records

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Riss Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Riss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Riss in 1954 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riss

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