Schaeffer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Schaeffer is German in origin. It is derived from the Middle High German term "schaffaere," which referred to the manager or steward of a household.

Early Origins of the Schaeffer family

The surname Schaeffer was 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.

Important Dates for the Schaeffer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schaeffer research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1813, 1787, 1425, 1503, 1451, 1624 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Schaeffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schaeffer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaeffers, Schaefer, Scheaffer, Schaefers, Schaffer, Schafer, Shaeffer, Schefer, Shaefer and many more.

Early Notables of the Schaeffer family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Schaeffer were Peter Schöffer (c.1425-c.1503), an early German printer, and worked as a manuscript copyist in 1451; Angelus Silesius or Johann Angelus...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Schaeffer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schaeffer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaeffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andreas Schaeffer, who emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709
  • Dorothea Schaeffer, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Werner Schaeffer, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Heinrich Schaeffer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Wilhelm Schaeffer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schaeffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Herman Schaeffer, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Louis Schaeffer, who arrived in Ohio in 1812 [1]
  • Ludwig Schaeffer, who landed in Ohio in 1812 [1]
  • Frederick Schaeffer, who landed in Maryland in 1832 [1]
  • Peter Schaeffer, who landed in New York in 1833 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schaeffer migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaeffer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Schaeffer U.E., (Friederick) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Schaeffer U.E., (Johannes, Shaefer, Shaffer) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Nicholas Schaeffer U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
Schaeffer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Fred William Schaeffer, who arrived in Canada in 1800

Contemporary Notables of the name Schaeffer (post 1700)

  • George Harrison Schaeffer, American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator
  • Frederick Christian Schaeffer (1792-1832), American Lutheran clergyman
  • Eric D. Schaeffer, American theater director and producer
  • Francis August Schaeffer (1912-1984), American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor
  • David Frederick Schaeffer (1787-1837), American Lutheran clergyman
  • Chester Schaeffer (1902-1992), American film and television editor
  • Charles Frederick Schaeffer (1807-1879), American Lutheran clergyman
  • Brentis Jarryn Schaeffer (b. 1986), American former Arena football Quarterback
  • Albert "Al" Charles Schaeffer (1907-1957), American mathematician who worked on complex analysis
  • William G. "Billy" Schaeffer (b. 1951), retired American professional basketball player
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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