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Where did the German Schaefers family come from? What is the German Schaefers family crest and coat of arms? When did the Schaefers family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Schaefers family history?The distinguished surname Schaefers is German in origin. It is derived from the Middle High German term "schaffaere," which referred to the manager or steward of a household.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaeffers, Schaefer, Scheaffer, Schaefers, Schaffer, Schafer, Shaeffer, Schefer, Shaefer and many more.
First found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schaefers research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1813, 1787, 1624 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Schaefers History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schaefers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Schaeffer, who emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709; and Hans Georg Schafer came to Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1709; John Shaver came to Nova Scotia in 1760.
The Schaefers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schaefers 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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