Schaper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Schaper surname is derived from the Middle High German word "schaf," meaning "sheep." As such, the name is thought to have originally been occupational.

Early Origins of the Schaper family

The surname Schaper was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Schaper family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schaper research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1714 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Schaper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Schaper Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaper, Schapper, Schapere, Schapers, Schaperes, Schappers, Schappere, Schaaper, Schaeper, Shaper, Schaperr and many more.

Early Notables of the Schaper family (pre 1700)

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United States Schaper migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Schaper, who landed in America in 1778 [1]
  • Heinr Schaper, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
  • Jurgen Schaper, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Schaper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bern Heinr Schaper, who arrived in America in 1820 [1]
  • Joh Schaper, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Joh Fr Samuel Schaper, who arrived in Louisiana in 1833 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Schaper, who landed in America in 1834 [1]
  • Henry Schaper, who landed in New York in 1841 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Schaper migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schaper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Schaper, who arrived in Canada in 1783


  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)


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