Scheffers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Scheffers family

The surname Scheffers 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.

Early History of the Scheffers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scheffers research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1569, 1813, 1787, 1425, 1503, 1451, 1624 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Scheffers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Scheffers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schaeffers, Schaefer, Scheaffer, Schaefers, Schaffer, Schafer, Shaeffer, Schefer, Shaefer and many more.

Early Notables of the Scheffers family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Scheffers 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 Scheffers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Scheffers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scheffers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Scheffers, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1792 [1]
Scheffers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jan Scheffers, who landed in Iowa in 1872 [1]
  • Mrs. M Scheffers, who arrived in Iowa in 1872 [1]
  • Marinus Scheffers, who landed in Iowa in 1872 [1]
  • Dirkje Scheffers, who landed in Iowa in 1872 [1]
  • Geertje Scheffers, who arrived in Iowa in 1872 [1]


  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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