Appenzeller Family History

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Appenzeller Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Appenzell (city or canton) in northeastern Switzerland. The place name derives ultimately from Latin abbatis cella ‘abbot’s cell’, in reference to the summer residence of the abbots of St. Gallen.

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


Similar surnames: Zeller, Odenweller, Oppenheimer, Dannenfelser, Speller, Peller

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Appenzeller Family Origin

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Appenzeller Family Occupations

What did your Appenzeller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Appenzeller family was Clerk In Dry Good Store. Basket Maker, Carpenter and Carpenter & Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Appenzeller. The most common Appenzeller occupation in the USA was Basket Maker. 14% of Appenzeller's were Basket Makers.

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  • Basket Maker

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Carpenter & Builder

    7%
  • Clerk In Dry Good Store

    7%

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

Appenzeller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Appenzeller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Appenzeller 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Appenzeller. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Appenzeller. For the veterans among your Appenzeller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Appenzeller Life Expectancy

What is the average Appenzeller lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Appenzeller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Appenzeller in 1960 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Appenzeller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Appenzeller 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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