Ress Family History
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Ress Name Meaning
nickname for an irascible or excitable man, from Middle High German ræsse ‘wild’, ‘raging’. (Bavaria): topographic name from ress ‘slope’ or ‘drainage channel’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Russ, Riss, Reis, Ross, Reus, Gress, Kress, Dress, Hess, Ness