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Multiple Origins for the Surname Apel



The German surname Apel emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. German surnames developed at a time when Lower Saxony, and most of the German provinces, were states of the Holy Roman Empire. At first people used only a single name, but as the population grew and people began to travel, they began to find it necessary to take on an additional name to differentiate themselves. Fairly general principles guided the development of hereditary surnames in Lower Saxony. Two of the common types of family names found in the Prussia are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The surname Apel derived from the German personal name Adalbert, which is itself is linked to the German name Adelad, which means noble and resolute.

Apel Early Origins



The surname Apel was first found in East Friesland and the Lueneburg region, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. From early on, the family owned the estates Masendorf, Midelum, and Albrumswehe in East Friesland. There were three Abbots of this line, of the cloister Ebstorff, who lived between 1574 and 1703. Also, in 1554 Anton von Appel was an Abbot of the cloister St. Michaelis in Lueneburg.

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Apel Spelling Variations


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Apel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Appell, Apel, Apell, Appel, Apele, Appelle, Appelman and many more.

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Apel Early History


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Apel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apel research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1724, 1790, 1792, 1790, 1628 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Apel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Apel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Apel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time included Moritz Wilhelm von Appel, of the ancient East Friesland branch of the family, who was a Privy Councillor before becoming the President of...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Apel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Apel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Apalonia Apel settled in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Apalonia Apel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Jonas Apel, who landed in America in 1771
  • Mrs. Jonas Apel, who arrived in America in 1771

Apel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Konrad Apel, who landed in America in 1832
  • Gustav Apel, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Gustav Apel arrived in New York City in 1850
  • Auguste Apel settled in America in 1854
  • Auguste Apel, who landed in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Apel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • August, Carl Christian, Franz, and J.C.F. Jutta Apel all of whom were recorded as having arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Carl Christian Apel, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Franz Apel, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • J C F Apel, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Julia Apel, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Apel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Apel (post 1700)



  • Willi Apel (1893-1988), American (German born) musicologist who specialized in medieval and Renaissance music and taught at Harvard, and the University of Indiana
  • Dr. Hans Eberhard Apel (b. 1932), German Federal Minister of Finance of former West Germany
  • Johann August Apel (1771-1816), German writer and jurist
  • Karl-Otto Apel (b. 1922), German philosopher
  • Katrin Apel (b. 1973), German Olympic biathlete
  • Hans Apel, finance minister and later defense minister in the cabinet of Helmut Schmidt

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    11. ...

    The Apel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Apel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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