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

Scheafer Early Origins



The surname Scheafer 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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Scheafer Spelling Variations


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Scheafer 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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Scheafer Early History


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Scheafer Early History



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

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Scheafer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scheafer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Scheafer 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 Scheafer 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:

Scheafer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Scheafer, aged 26, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • John Scheafer, aged 2, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Louise Scheafer, aged 5, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheafer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheafer (post 1700)



  • Howard A. Scheafer, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935

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See Also


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See Also




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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. 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).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Scheafer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scheafer 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 23 November 2015 at 11:28.

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