Type Surname (from nickname & from location)
Other Forms FormsBlisse, Blysse, Bleis, de Blez, Blez
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Meaning & History
Originally a nickname for a cheerful person, derived from the Old English blisse, meaning "gladness" or "joy." Another origin of the surname is habitional, coming from from the village of Blay in Calvados (modern-day Normandy), spelled as Bleis in 1077, or from the village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire, first known as Stoke de Blez, named after the Norman family de Blez.Via SurnameDB.com and blissfhs.co.uk.