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Apel Surname Meaning

German: variant of Appel ‘apple’. German: from a pet form of Albrecht . Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish-German variant of Apfel . See also Appel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Appel, Axel, Apfel, Capel, Adel, Abel, Arel, Kopel, Aul, Orel

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Where is the Apel family from?

You can see how Apel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Apel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Apel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Apel families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Apel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Apel families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Apel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Apel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Watchmaker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Apel. 100% of Apel men worked as a Watchmaker and 100% of Apel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Watchmaker
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Apel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Apel. For the veterans among your Apel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Apel lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Apel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Apel in 1958 was 77, and 79 in 2004.

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