Schaffer Family History

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Schaffer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. South German (Schäffer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Schiffer, Schaefer, Schaffter, Schaffert, Scheffer, Schaffner

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Schaffer Family Origin

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Schaffer Family Occupations

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  • Baker

    17%
  • Clothier (Tailor)

    8%
  • Farrier

    8%
  • Grainer PTR

    8%

In 1881, the most common Schaffer occupation in the UK was Baker. 17% of Schaffer's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Schaffer family was Grainer PTR. Baker, Clothier (Tailor) and Farrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaffer.

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Schaffer Historical Records

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Schaffer Life Expectancy

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