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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.

Schaper Early Origins



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.

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Schaper Spelling Variations


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Schaper Spelling Variations



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

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Schaper Early History


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Schaper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Schaper research. Another 208 words (15 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.

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Schaper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schaper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Schaper 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:

Schaper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Schaper, who landed in America in 1778
  • Heinr Schaper, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Jurgen Schaper, who landed in America in 1783

Schaper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bern Heinr Schaper, who arrived in America in 1820
  • Joh Schaper, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Joh Fr Samuel Schaper, who arrived in Louisiana in 1833
  • Joh Heinr Schaper, who landed in America in 1834
  • Henry Schaper, who landed in New York in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Schaper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Schaper, who arrived in Canada in 1783

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Schaper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schaper 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.

    This page was last modified on 29 September 2016 at 13:57.

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