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

Scheffer Early Origins



The surname Scheffer 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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Scheffer Spelling Variations


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Scheffer 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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Scheffer Early History


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Scheffer Early History



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

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Scheffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scheffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Scheffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andries Scheffer, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Hans Adam Scheffer, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hans Peter Scheffer, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Gorg Scheffer, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Philip Scheffer, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scheffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friederike Scheffer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Benj Scheffer, aged 23, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Jacob Scheffer, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheffer (post 1700)



  • Victor Blanchard Scheffer (1906-2011), American mammologist and author
  • Will Scheffer, American playwright
  • David Scheffer, American lawyer and diplomat, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
  • Morris Woodman Scheffer, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 6th District, 1944
  • H. J. Scheffer, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1859-60
  • David J. Scheffer (b. 1953), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to, 1997-2001
  • Johan Scheffer (b. 1948), Australian politician, sitting member of the Victorian Legislative Council
  • Emmanuel Scheffer (b. 1924), retired manager of the Israel national football team
  • Frank Scheffer (b. 1956), Dutch cinematographer
  • Jakob Gijsbert "Jaap" de Hoop Scheffer (b. 1948), Dutch politician, former Secretary General of NATO

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Citations



    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. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Scheffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scheffer 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 16 September 2016 at 18:30.

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