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Shaff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Shaff 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 Shaff family


The surname Shaff 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 Shaff family


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

Shaff 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 Shaff family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Shaff family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Shaff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • G. N. Shaff, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • May Shaff, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1916
  • Lillian Shaff, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Agatha Shaff, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • David Shaff, aged 55, who settled in America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Shaff (post 1700)


  • David Shaff (1924-2011), American politician, former state legislator of Iowa
  • Roger J. Shaff, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State Senate 37th District; Elected 1970 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. O. Shaff, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1936 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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