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Appelhans Family History

Appelhans Name Meaning

from a compound of the personal name Appel, a pet form of Albrecht (see Appel 1) + the personal name Hans (see Johann), i.e. ‘Appel’s (son) Hans’. from the North German dialect word Appel ‘apple’ + the personal name Hans, hence a distinguishing name for a fruit grower or seller named Hans.

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


Similar surnames: Appelman, Appel, Abelman, Appleman, Apfelbaum, Stephans, Andelman

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Where is the Appelhans family from?

You can see how Appelhans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Appelhans family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Appelhans families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Appelhans families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Appelhans's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Appelhans families in 1880.
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What did your Appelhans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Appelhans. 60% of Appelhans men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    60%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Salesgirl
    100%
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Census Records

There are 696 census records available for the last name Appelhans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appelhans 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Appelhans. 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 198 military records available for the last name Appelhans. For the veterans among your Appelhans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Appelhans lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Appelhans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Appelhans in 1959 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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