Appel Family History
Appel Name Meaning
German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht. German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Low German Ap(p)el, Middle Dutch appel, or Yiddish epl ‘apple’, hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. As a Jewish ornamental name, it is generally ornamental rather than occupational. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Apel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press