Reiser Family History
Reiser Name Meaning
German: habitational name for someone from Reis in Bavaria or Reissen in Thuringia (see Reis ). German and Swiss German: occupational name from Middle High German reisære ‘warrior traveler (on horseback)’. South German: topographic name for someone who lived near a thicket (see Rieser 1 and Riser ). South German: variant of Reisser an occupational name for a woodcutter or engraver Middle High German rīsser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Reise ‘journey’ (see Reise 3 also compare 2 above) or Reis ‘rice; twig’ (see Reis 7 and ) + the agent suffix -er. It is one of surnames assigned at random by Austrian clerks.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022