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

Scheffler Early Origins



The surname Scheffler 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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Scheffler Spelling Variations


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Scheffler 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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Scheffler Early History


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Scheffler Early History



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

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Scheffler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scheffler Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Scheffler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mart E Gottfd Scheffler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800
  • Amalie Scheffler, aged 26, landed in New York in 1854
  • Christian Scheffler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1858
  • Edith Scheffler, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1876
  • Jacob Scheffler, aged 14, landed in New York, NY in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheffler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scheffler (post 1700)



  • Phil Scheffler (1931-2016), American editor, known for his work on 60 Minutes
  • Tony Scheffler (b. 1983), American football tight end
  • Tom Scheffler (b. 1954), American professional basketball player
  • Ted Scheffler (1864-1949), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Stephen "Steve" Robert Scheffler (b. 1967), American professional basketball player
  • Israel Scheffler (b. 1923), American philosopher of science and of education
  • Steve Scheffler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Gene Burke Scheffler, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1946
  • Carl J. Scheffler (b. 1911), American politician, Mayor of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1953-54
  • Felix Scheffler (1915-1986), German World War II Wehrmacht veteran, Chief of East German People's Navy
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Scheffler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scheffler 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 11 April 2016 at 10:25.

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