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About the Bliss surname

Bliss Name Meaning English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe. English (of Norman origin):

habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis and of unknown origin. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire was named after a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.

German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blide ‘happy’, ‘friendly’. Compare Americanized spelling of French Blois.

other versions of this surname

notable family members

  • Rev. Philip Bliss of Saint John's College, Oxford (fl. 1815) (see page x of Hallamshire: The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield in the County of York)