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Appelman Name Meaning

North German (Appelmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle Low German appel ‘apple’ + man ‘man’, an occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. Dutch: occupational name from Middle Dutch apelmanger ‘apple seller’.

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

Similar surnames: Appleman, Spielman, Koppelman, Appelhans, Poelman, Adelman, Abelman

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Appelman Family Origin

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Appelman Family Occupations

What did your Appelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Dealer In Produce were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Appelman. The most common Appelman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Appelman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Appelman family was Druggist.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Dealer In Produce

  • Druggist


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

Appelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Appelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appelman 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 688 immigration records available for the last name Appelman. 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 300 military records available for the last name Appelman. For the veterans among your Appelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Appelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Appelman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Appelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Appelman in 1951 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Appelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Appelman 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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