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Publications by family members:

Alex Kriss
Alex Kriss
One Boy to Lift
Audio CD (2006)

Mark Kriss
Mark Kriss
One in a Million
Film DVD (2006)

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Other family websites:

- Fair Isle Press
- Friedmans
- Jacques' art
- Jane's designs
- Jesse's tech lab
- Joe's art
- Josh's art
- Kim's art
- Kriss.org
- Lewis Browne
- Mark's films
- Reggie memorial
- Tim's frames

The cover:

The illustration above is taken from a pastel by Joseph Kriss, circa 1950.

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Surname origins

Fish

Directly from the Yiddish fish, and related to the German fisch. Generally describes the occupation of fisherman, but sometimes imposed by government officials in a derogatory way to imply 'fish-like' or 'fish-looking' when names were assigned by edict in the late 1700s. Western Ashkenazic Jewish origin.

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