Apel Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Appel ‘apple’. North German and Dutch: from a pet form of Albrecht. Dutch (van Apel): habitational name from a place called Ap(p)el, near Groningen. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish-German variant of Apfel. See also Appel. Czech: from the German personal name (see 2).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Appel, Axel, Apfel, Capel, Adel, Abel, Arel, Kopel, Aul, Orel

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Apel Family Origin

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Apel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Apel family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Apel. The most common Apel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Apel's were Farmers.

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Apel Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Apel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Apel in 1958 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Apel

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