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

Schepers Early Origins



The surname Schepers 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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Schepers Spelling Variations


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Schepers 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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Schepers Early History


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Schepers Early History



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

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Schepers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schepers Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schepers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gerh Herm Schepers, who landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Gerhard H Schepers, aged 35, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Joh Engelbert Schepers, who landed in America in 1844
  • Dina Schepers, aged 40, landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • Marg Schepers, who landed in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schepers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schepers (post 1700)



  • Mary Jane Schepers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 2008
  • Jacob Schepers (1876-1955), American Republican politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1914-18; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1947-50; Defeated in primary, 1926, 1950
  • Jan Schepers (1897-1997), Dutch team épée event fencer at the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Bob Schepers (b. 1992), Dutch footballer
  • Alphonse Schepers (1907-1984), Belgian racing cyclist
  • Eddy Schepers (b. 1955), Belgian former professional cyclist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    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. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    11. ...

    The Schepers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schepers 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 9 February 2016 at 08:54.

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