Risher Family History
Risher Name Meaning
English: variant of Rusher. Americanized spelling of German Rischer, a nickname for a hasty or impetuous person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rischen ‘to rush’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rüscher, a topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside, from southern dialect risch ‘slope’, ‘mountainside’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Americanized spelling of North German Rischer, a topographic name from Middle Low German risch ‘reed’, a topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew. Anglicized form of Eastern German Rischar, a nickname from Sorbian rýsar ‘knight’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press