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

Schafe Early Origins



The surname Schafe 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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Schafe Early History


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Schafe Early History



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

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Schafe Spelling Variations


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Schafe 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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Schafe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schafe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Schafe 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 Schafe 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 or some of its variants were: Andreas Schaeffer, who emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709; and Hans Georg Schafer came to Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1709; John Shaver came to Nova Scotia in 1760.

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