Reference Entry


Edited by Patrick Hanks

in Dictionary of American Family Names

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195081374
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780195188417

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1. English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blythe 1.

2. English (of Norman

Reference Entry.  90 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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