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

Schieffer Early Origins



The surname Schieffer 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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Schieffer Spelling Variations


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Schieffer 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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Schieffer Early History


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Schieffer Early History



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

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Schieffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schieffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Schieffer 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 Schieffer 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 or some of its variants were: Andreas Schaeffer, who emigrated with his family to England or America in 1709; and Hans Georg Schafer came to Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1709; John Shaver came to Nova Scotia in 1760.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schieffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schieffer (post 1700)



  • Ed Schieffer (b. 1949), American politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives (2007-)
  • John Thomas "Tom" Schieffer (b. 1947), American diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to Japan (2005-2009) and U.S. Ambassador to Australia (2001-2005)
  • Bob Lloyd Schieffer (b. 1937), American television journalist
  • Kevin V. Schieffer, American politician, U.S. Attorney for South Dakota, 1991-93 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Thomas Schieffer (b. 1947), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 2001 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ed Schieffer, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 41st District; Elected 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Theodor Schieffer (1910-1992), German historian, former professor of medieval history at the University of Mainz

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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The Schieffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schieffer 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 7 December 2016 at 11:20.

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