Appenzeller Family History

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Appenzeller Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Appenzell (city or canton) in northeastern Switzerland. The place name derives ultimately from Latin abbatis cella ‘abbot’s cell’, in reference to the summer residence of the abbots of St. Gallen.

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


Similar surnames: Zeller, Odenweller, Oppenheimer, Dannenfelser, Speller, Peller

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Appenzeller Family Origin

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Appenzeller Family Occupations

What did your Appenzeller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Appenzeller. 26% of Appenzeller men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Appenzeller women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Appenzeller were Truck Driver and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • School Teacher
    37%
  • Saleslady
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Saleswoman
    19%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Appenzeller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Appenzeller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appenzeller 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 595 immigration records available for the last name Appenzeller. 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 865 military records available for the last name Appenzeller. For the veterans among your Appenzeller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Appenzeller Life Expectancy

What is the average Appenzeller lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Appenzeller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Appenzeller in 1960 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

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