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Type Surname (from given name, from occupation & ornamental)
Other Forms FormsApprecht, 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.
Added 6/29/2017 by TanorFaux
Edited 12/23/2022 by Mike C and LMS