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Appel Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Appel a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia) itself a variant of Albrecht . German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Low German Ap(p)el Middle Dutch appel or Yiddish epl ‘apple’ hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. The economic importance in medieval northern Europe of apples as a fruit that could be grown in a cold climate and would keep throughout the winter is hard to appreciate in these days of rapid transportation and year-round availability of fruits of all kinds. As a Jewish name it is generally artificial. Compare Apfel Appell and Apple . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Apel .

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


Similar surnames: Apel, Apfel, Happel, Eppel, Oppel, Kappel, Kapper, Apple, Happe

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Where is the Appel family from?

You can see how Appel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Appel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Appel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Appel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Appel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Appel families in 1840.
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What did your Appel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Appel. 11% of Appel men worked as a Salesman and 8% of Appel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Appel were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Appel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appel 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Appel. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Appel. For the veterans among your Appel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Appel lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Appel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Appel in 1942 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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