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


Similar surnames: Biss, Blass, Bloss, Weiss, Brass, Bligh, Bias, Bayliss, Bess, Niss

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Bliss Family Origin

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Bliss Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farm Labourer

    3%
  • Butcher

    1%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bliss. A less common occupation for the Bliss family was Butcher. The most common Bliss occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Bliss's were Farmers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Bliss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bliss in 1943 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bliss

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