13,034 REIS members around the world
Stay informed about REIS Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
REIS Family HistoryRecorded in many spelling as shown below, this is a surname of Olde English and Welsh origins. It derives from the personal name "Rhys" meaning ardour, and its popularity is borne out by the number of surnames it has generated. The personal name is first recorded as Hris in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles of Cambridgeshire in 1052, as Rees in the Domesday Book of 1086, and as Res in the Pipe Rolls of Shropshire in 1198. The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below), and early recordings include John Rees in the tax registers known as the Feet of Fines for in this case, the county of Suffolk in 1288.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous REIS (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the REIS tribe
- Find your REIS ancestor
- Tell us about your REIS Family
- Tell us about your REIS ancestors
- Ask a question about the REIS history
- Leave a message for REIS family members
Invite more REIS family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the REIS tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest