Apple Family History

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Apple Name Meaning

English: from Middle English appel ‘apple’ (Old English æppel), acquired as a surname in any of various senses: a topographic name for someone living by an apple orchard; an occupational name for a grower or seller of apples; or a nickname for someone supposed to resemble an apple in some way, e.g. in having bright red cheeks. The economic importance in medieval northern Europe of apples, as a fruit that could be grown in a cold climate and would keep for use throughout the winter, is hard to appreciate in these days of rapid transportation and year-round availability of fruits of all kind. Americanized form of Appel or Apfel.

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


Similar surnames: Happe, Appel, Pyle, Maple, Apps, Kappler, Abele, Apel, Copple, Astle

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Apple Family Origin

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Apple Family Occupations

What did your Apple ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Barber retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Apple. 6% of Apple men worked as a Barber retired and 59% of Apple women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Apple were Civil Servant France Branch London Postal (staff Officeier and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Barber retired
    6%
  • Barrack Warden Expense Store
    6%
  • Carman Retired
    6%
  • Civil Servant France Branch London Postal (staff Officeier
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    59%
  • Costumers Assistant
    6%
  • Current Transformer Assembler
    6%
  • Dressmaker
    6%

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

Apple Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Apple. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apple 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Apple. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Apple. For the veterans among your Apple ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Apple Life Expectancy

What is the average Apple lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Apple life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Apple in 1940 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Apple

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