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SOURCE: Given Name, Occupation & Ornamental
OTHER FORMS: Apprecht, Albrecht, Apel, Epl
Meaning & History
1. German: from the personal name Appel
, a pet form of Apprecht
(common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht
2. German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Low German Ap(p)el, Middle Dutch appel, or Yiddish epl ‘apple’, hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. As a Jewish surname, it is generally ornamental rather than occupational.
3. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Apel