Schaffer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Schaffer 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 Schaffer family

The surname Schaffer 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 Schaffer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schaffer research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1813, 1787, 1425, 1503, 1451, 1624 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Schaffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schaffer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Schaffer family (pre 1700)

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


United States Schaffer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Georg Schaffer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1744
  • Jacob Schaffer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752
  • George Schaffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
Schaffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Schaffer, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Schaffer 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 immigrated to the United States from Szanst, Hungary, in 1912
  • Abram Schaffer, aged 32, who immigrated 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.)

Canada Schaffer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaffer 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]

Contemporary Notables of the name Schaffer (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]
  • 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]
  • Francine M. Schaffer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996 [3]
  • F. F. Schaffer, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1894-95, 1898-1903 [3]
  • Earl E. Schaffer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1953-60 [3]
  • Donald R. Schaffer, American politician, Mayor of Moberly, Missouri, 1981 [3]
  • David J. Schaffer, American politician, Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1996, 2000 [3]
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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


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