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Origin of the name BLISS


Bliss : 1: English: nickname for a cheerful person from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blissett.2: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados France recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire takes the second part of its name from a Norman family de Blez recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.3: German: nickname for a cheerful person from Middle High German blīde ‘happy friendly’. It is also found in France.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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