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).