Reiser Family History
Reiser Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from Reis or Reissen in Bavaria (see Reis 1). occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior’, ‘traveler’. South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser 1 and Riser 1). variant spelling of Reisser, an occupational name for a woodcutter, Middle High German risser.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press