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Apfel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German apfel ‘apple’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental or metonymic occupational name from German Apfel ‘apple’.

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


Similar surnames: Appel, Apel, Tafel, Eppel, Adel, Amsel, Kapfer, April, Pfeil, Kappel

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Where is the Apfel family from?

You can see how Apfel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Apfel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Apfel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 38 Apfel families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Apfel's in USA. New York had the highest population of Apfel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Apfel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Apfel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Apfel. 16% of Apfel men worked as a Proprietor and 36% of Apfel women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Apfel were Salesman and Servant. .

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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

  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    36%
  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Servant
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Apfel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apfel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Apfel. 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 Apfel. For the veterans among your Apfel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Apfel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Apfel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Apfel in 1955 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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