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Apelt Family History

Apelt Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Apel, Appelt, Pelt, Opelt, Apple, Capel, Abel, Appel, Pell, Polt

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Where is the Apelt family from?

You can see how Apelt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Apelt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Apelt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Apelt family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Apelt's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Apelt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Apelt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Apelt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Apelt. 50% of Apelt men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Punch Press Op
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Apelt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apelt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 349 immigration records available for the last name Apelt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Apelt. For the veterans among your Apelt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Apelt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2002, in the United States, Apelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Apelt in 1962 was 49, and 75 in 2002.

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