When Ambrose K Bliss was born on 11 September 1803, in Essex Junction, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Amos Bliss, was 29 and his mother, Hannah Clark, was 33. He married Esther Ann Varney on 6 January 1825, in Essex, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Millville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 11 May 1874, in Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mount Ida Cemetery, Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin, United States.
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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