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

Schoff Early Origins



The surname Schoff 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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Schoff Spelling Variations


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Schoff 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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Schoff Early History


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Schoff Early History



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

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Schoff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Schoff Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Schoff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Schoff, who arrived in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1752
  • Rudolph Schoff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Georg Schoff, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Friederich Schoff, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1756

Schoff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Schoff, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Schoff (post 1700)



  • Stephen Alonzo Schoff (1818-1904), American engraver and etcher, engraver for the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • Wilfred H. Schoff, American politician, Honorary Consul for Bolivia at Philadelphia, 1898
  • Rick Schoff, Australian former rules footballer who played 215 games, inducted into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame (2001)

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Schoff Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Schoff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Schoff 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 22 October 2015 at 11:18.

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