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Riss Family History

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

31,689 Historical Documents with Riss on Ancestry.com
11,951 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,206 Military Records
2,096 Immigration Records
7,410 Census and Voter Lists
7,026 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Riss Families

  • Number of Riss families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Riss families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Riss families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Riss census records

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Riss Family Origin

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Riss Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Riss

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Riss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Riss census records

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Riss Civil War Service Records

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