Apfel Family History

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Apfel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German apfel ‘apple’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental or metonymic occupational name from German Apfel ‘apple’.

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

Similar surnames: Appel, Apel, Tafel, Eppel, Adel, Amsel, Kapfer, April, Pfeil, Kappel

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Apfel Family Origin

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Apfel Family Occupations

What did your Apfel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Catering Controller and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Apfel. 15% of Apfel men worked as a Catering Controller and 15% of Apfel women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Apfel were Jewish Minister and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Catering Controller
  • E Seen Queries Dab Bba Manager Clothing Factory
  • Hairdresser
  • Jewish Minister

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic
  • Independent
  • Maid (domestic
  • Private Means

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

Apfel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Apfel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apfel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Apfel. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Apfel. For the veterans among your Apfel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Apfel Life Expectancy

What is the average Apfel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Apfel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Apfel in 1955 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Apfel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Apfel 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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