The distinguished surname Cheffers 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 Cheffers family
The surname Cheffers 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.
Early History of the Cheffers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cheffers research.Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1813, 1787, 1425, 1503, 1451, 1624 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Cheffers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cheffers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schaeffers, Schaefer, Scheaffer, Schaefers, Schaffer, Schafer, Shaeffer, Schefer, Shaefer and many more.
Early Notables of the Cheffers family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Cheffers 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 Cheffers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cheffers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cheffers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Cheffers, aged 25, a shoemaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml