Ries Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a Germanic personal name, but mainly a nickname for an exceptionally tall or big man, Middle High German rise, German Riese ‘giant’. In some cases the name may have been used to refer ironically to a particularly short man. South German: habitational name from any of several places named Ries. German: topographic name from Middle Low German ris ‘branch’, ‘twig’, ‘brushwood’. Altered spelling of German Riess or Reis.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Riss, Mies, Dies, Pries, Riis, Ried, Gries, Fies, Kies, Ris

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Ries Family Origin

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Ries Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Ries occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Ries's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Ries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ries in 1944 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ries

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