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Bliss Family History

Bliss Name Meaning
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.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 1.Americanized spelling of French Blois.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Bliss Families

  • Number of Bliss families
     220 - 437
     74 - 219
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bliss families
     206 - 410
     69 - 205
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bliss families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bliss Family Origin

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Bliss Immigration Information

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Bliss Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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