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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.

Schaffer Early Origins



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.

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Schaffer Spelling Variations


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Schaffer 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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Schaffer Early History


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Schaffer Early History



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

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Schaffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schaffer Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Georg Schaffer came to Philadelphia in 1744
  • Jacob Schaffer came to Philadelphia in 1752
  • George Schaffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761

Schaffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Schaffer, aged 40, who emigrated 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 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.)

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 [1]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 Schaffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schaffer (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Francine M. Schaffer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1996
  • F. F. Schaffer, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1894-95, 1898-1903
  • Earl E. Schaffer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1953-60
  • Donald R. Schaffer, American politician, Mayor of Moberly, Missouri, 1981
  • David J. Schaffer, American politician, Representative from Ohio 5th District, 1996, 2000
  • D. W. Schaffer, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 13th District, 1897
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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