Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from the personal name Appel, a pet form of
Apprecht (common especially in Thuringia and Franconia), itself
a variant of Albrecht.
- 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 ornamental name,
it is generally ornamental rather than occupational.
(Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Apel.
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