April Name Meaning

Translation of a European surname meaning ‘April’ (Latin aprilis), for example Italian Aprile, German April(l), Abrell, Polish Kwiecien. There were various possible connections between the month and the surname; for example, it may have been applied to someone who rendered homage or paid rent to an overlord in April, or as a personal name bestowed on a child born in April. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German April ‘April’. April is found in England as a surname from the 13th and 14th centuries onwards, which Reaney and Wilson explain as ‘‘a nickname, perhaps with reference to the changeable weather of the month, ‘changeable’, ‘vacillating’, or with reference to spring or youth.’’

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


Similar surnames: Abril, Appel, Aprile, Avril, Prim, Kapral, Apfel, Apel, Peil, Hari

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April Family Origin

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April Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    49%
  • Going To School

    26%
  • Rentier

    11%
  • Journalier

    6%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Going To School and Rentier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by April. The most common April occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 49% of April's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the April family was Journalier.

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Between 1959 and 2004, April life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for April in 1959 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for April

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