An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the German Scheaffer family come from? What is the German Scheaffer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Scheaffer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Scheaffer family history?The distinguished surname Scheaffer 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 Scheaffer research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1813, 1787, 1624 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Scheaffer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Scheaffer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Scheaffer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Scheaffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scheaffer 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.
This page was last modified on 18 November 2012 at 14:17.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.