Apt Name Meaning

German: variant of Abt. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Apt, the Yiddish name of Opatów in Kielce voivodeship, Poland. The place name (in German, Yiddish, and Polish) is from a root meaning ‘abbot’, the place having been named for the local abbey.

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

Similar surnames: Abt, Ast, Art, Apel, Alt, Ahl, Ahr, Artz, Gast, App

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Apt Family Origin

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Apt Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Apt family was Carpenter. The most common Apt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 54% of Apt's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Apt.

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  • Seaman

  • Carpenter


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Passenger List

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Apt Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Apt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Apt in 1956 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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