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Question: What nationality is the last name Criss!?
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Americanized spelling of German Gries
South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand’!.
Perhaps a reduced form of German Griese!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Looking at the results in Familysearch!.org, it seems that the earliest record of that name are German (earliest one 1688)!. The same surname seems to appear in Britain from 1759 onwards!.Www@QuestionHome@Com