Apfel Family History

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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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Apfel Family Origin

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Apfel Family Occupations

What did your Apfel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Apfel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Apfel's were Farmers. Farmer, Saloon Keeper and Clerk In Grocery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Apfel. A less common occupation for the Apfel family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Clerk In Grocery

  • Clerk In Store


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Apfel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Apfel Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Apfel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Apfel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Apfel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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