When Alpheus Bliss was born on 1 May 1795, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Daniel Bliss, was 35 and his mother, Melatiah Packard, was 21. He married Mercy Johnson on 11 May 1817, in Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1863, at the age of 68.
English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blissett .
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.
German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy, friendly’. It is also found in France.
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