Apel Family History
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