Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch and North German : variant of Appel ‘apple’.
  • North German and Dutch : from a pet form of Albrecht.
  • Dutch (van Apel) : habitational name from a place called Ap(p)el, near Groningen.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : Yiddish-German variant of Apfel. See also Appel.
  • Czech : from the German personal name (see 2).