In response to the that the rish name may be jewish: I do not know if we are or are not, but online there is an Levi Rish practicing law in Isreal. However, it is interesting that if we are related, in some manner, that their is definte connection to the law. for example: Dobby Rish magistrate, Pickens Rish( debarred lawyer of SC) among others I am sure. My goal is to know the orgin of our name. It seems to me if there are jewish persons in the world who share our name, it bears into consideration that we might have a common german ancestory.