Sheaffer Family History

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Sheaffer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schäffer (see Schaffer).

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


Similar surnames: Shaffer, Sheffer, Scheaffer, Shaeffer, Shafer, Shiffer, Shaffner

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Sheaffer Family Origin

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Sheaffer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Sheaffer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Sheaffer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheaffer. A less common occupation for the Sheaffer family was Blacksmith.

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Sheaffer Historical Records

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Sheaffer Life Expectancy

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