Last name origins & meanings:
- Translation of a European surname meaning ‘April’ (Latin
aprilis), for example Italian Aprile, German
April(l), Abrell, Polish Kwiecień. There were
various possible connections between the month and the surname; for
example, it may have been applied to someone who rendered homage or
paid rent to an overlord in April, or as a personal name bestowed on a
child born in April.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from
German April ‘April’.
- April is found in England as a
surname from the 13th and 14th centuries onwards, which Reaney and
Wilson explain as ‘‘a nickname, perhaps with reference to the
changeable weather of the month, ‘changeable’, ‘vacillating’, or with
reference to spring or youth.’’
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