Reisner Family History
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Reisner Name Meaning
German: probably a habitational name for someone from a place called Reisen (for example in Bavaria), Reissen in Thuringia, or Reussen on the Saale river. German: variant of Reiser 2. German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German rise ‘veil’; perhaps an occupational name for someone who made veils. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a traveler, from an agent derivative of German reisen ‘to travel’ (see Reise 2). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Reis 4 + the agent suffix -ner.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press