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

Schäffer Early Origins



The surname Schäffer 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.

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Schäffer Spelling Variations


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Schäffer Spelling Variations



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

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Schäffer Early History


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Schäffer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schäffer 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 Schäffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Schäffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schäffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Schäffer 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 Schäffer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schäffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Schaffer, who setted in Philadelphia in 1744
  • Jacob Schaffer, who setted in Philadelphia in 1752
  • George Schaffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Schäffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Schaffer, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Schäffer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Schaffer, aged 33, who landed in America from Zabloten, in 1902
  • Adam Schaffer, aged 36, who landed in America from Szilbersk, Hungary, in 1910
  • Adele Schaffer, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Szanst, Hungary, in 1912
  • Abram Schaffer, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Tulana, Austria, in 1912
  • Adam Schaffer, aged 42, who settled in America from Czebo, Hungary, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schäffer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nicholas Schaffer U.E., (Scaffer) who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario c. 1784 he served in Butler's Rangers [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Schäffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schäffer (post 1700)



  • Joseph Leonard Schaffer (1937-2017), former American football player who played with the Buffalo Bills in 1960
  • Ken Schaffer (b. 1947), American inventor of a low-noise/wide dynamic range wireless microphone among other electronic devices
  • Robert Warren "Bob" Schaffer (b. 1962), former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Harry C. Schaffer, American politician, Mayor of Rock Island, Illinois, 1907-09 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Gloria Schaffer (b. 1930), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 14th District; Elected 1960; Secretary of State of Connecticut, 1971-78; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1976 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francine M. Schaffer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • F. F. Schaffer, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1894-95, 1898-1903 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Earl E. Schaffer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1953-60 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Donald R. Schaffer, American politician, Mayor of Moberly, Missouri, 1981 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David J. Schaffer, American politician, Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1996, 2000 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 23 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  2. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  11. ...

The Schäffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schäffer 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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