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Apt Name Meaning

German: variant of Abt. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Apt, the Yiddish name of Opatów in Kielce voivodeship, Poland. The place name (in German, Yiddish, and Polish) is from a root meaning ‘abbot’, the place having been named for the local abbey.

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


Similar surnames: Abt, Ast, Art, Apel, Alt, Ahl, Ahr, Artz, Gast, App

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Where is the Apt family from?

You can see how Apt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Apt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Apt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Apt families living in Ohio. This was about 55% of all the recorded Apt's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Apt families in 1840.
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What did your Apt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Apt. 29% of Apt men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Apt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Apt were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Apt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apt 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 850 immigration records available for the last name Apt. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Apt. For the veterans among your Apt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Apt lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Apt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Apt in 1956 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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