The distinguished surname Schaeffner 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 Schaeffner family
The surname Schaeffner 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 Schaeffner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schaeffner 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 Schaeffner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Schaeffner Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schaeffers, Schaefer, Scheaffer, Schaefers, Schaffer, Schafer, Shaeffer, Schefer, Shaefer and many more.
Early Notables of the Schaeffner family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Schaeffner 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 Schaeffner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Schaeffner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Schaeffner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Martin Schaeffner, aged 24, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 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)