April Family History

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April Name Meaning

Translation of a European surname meaning ‘April’ (Latin aprilis), for example Italian Aprile, German April(l), Abrell, Polish Kwiecien. There were various possible connections between the month and the surname; for example, it may have been applied to someone who rendered homage or paid rent to an overlord in April, or as a personal name bestowed on a child born in April. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German April ‘April’. April is found in England as a surname from the 13th and 14th centuries onwards, which Reaney and Wilson explain as ‘‘a nickname, perhaps with reference to the changeable weather of the month, ‘changeable’, ‘vacillating’, or with reference to spring or youth.’’

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

Similar surnames: Abril, Appel, Aprile, Avril, Prim, Kapral, Apfel, Apel, Peil, Hari

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April Family Origin

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April Family Occupations

What did your April ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named April. 19% of April men worked as a Laborer and 20% of April women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named April were Machinist and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • At Home
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

April Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name April. Like a window into their day-to-day life, April 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name April. 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 208,000 military records available for the last name April. For the veterans among your April ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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April Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, April life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for April in 1959 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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