Meaning and Origin of: Appel

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from the personal name Appel, a pet form ofApprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself a variant of Albrecht.
  • German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Low German Ap(p)el, Middle Dutchappel, or Yiddish epl ‘apple’, hence an occupational name for a grower or seller of the fruit. As a Jewish ornamental name, it is generally ornamental rather than occupational.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant spelling of Apel.