Apel Family History

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Apel Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Appel ‘apple’. North German and Dutch: from a pet form of Albrecht. Dutch (van Apel): habitational name from a place called Ap(p)el, near Groningen. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Yiddish-German variant of Apfel. See also Appel. Czech: from the German personal name (see 2).

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

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

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Apel Family Origin

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Apel Family Occupations

What did your Apel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Apel. A less common occupation for the Apel family was Carpenter. The most common Apel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Apel's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Apel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Apel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Apel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Apel 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Apel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Apel Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Apel 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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