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Risher Family History

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

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427 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Risher Families

  • Number of Risher families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Risher families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Risher Family Origin

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Risher Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Risher

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Risher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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