Reus Family History
Reus Name Meaning
Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) ‘giant’. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse ‘fish trap’ (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse ‘small stream’, ‘channel’. Catalan: habitational name from Reus in Tarragona province. However, this source seems not to have contributed greatly to the American name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press