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Reese Surname Origin
Cornish British Pushing, violent; a strong or powerful man. Riese, in German, signifies a giant. Welsh, Rhys, a rushing. Rees, a town of Germany, on the Rhine.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Reese Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Reese Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch