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

Schaefer Early Origins



The surname Schaefer 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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Schaefer Spelling Variations


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Schaefer 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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Schaefer Early History


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Schaefer Early History



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

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Schaefer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schaefer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Schaefer 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 Schaefer 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:

Schaefer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Enners Schaefer, who arrived in America in 1709-1711
  • Hs Schaefer, who arrived in America in 1709-1711
  • Hs Georg Schaefer, who landed in America in 1709-1711
  • Joh Henr Schaefer, who arrived in America in 1709-1711
  • Agnes Schaefer, who arrived in America in 1730
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schaefer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christine Schaefer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Katharine Schaefer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Kath Schaefer, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • Syriacus Schaefer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • W Schaefer, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schaefer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dorothea Schaefer, aged 65, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Georg Schaefer, aged 65, arrived in Quebec in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schaefer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schaefer (post 1700)



  • Herman A. "Germany" Schaefer (1876-1919), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • William Donald Schaefer (1921-2011), American politician, 58th Governor of Maryland (1987 to 1995)
  • Milner Baily "Benny" Schaefer (1912-1970), American biologist who specialized in the fisheries, eponym of the Schaefer short-term catch equation
  • Herman H. Schaefer (1919-1980), American professional basketball player and coach
  • Frederick Schaefer (b. 1842), German revolutionary and Union Army colonel during the American Civil War who co-founded F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Company with his brother Maximilian
  • Staff Sergeant Joseph E Schaefer (1918-1987), American Army soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Nolan Schaefer (b. 1980), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Peter Schaefer (b. 1977), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • George Louis Schaefer (1920-1997), Emmy Award-winning producer and director
  • Carl Fellman Schaefer (b. 1903), artist and educator

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. 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).
    11. ...

    The Schaefer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schaefer 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 31 August 2016 at 09:57.

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