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The distinguished surname Shaffier 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 Shaffier family


The surname Shaffier 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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Early History of the Shaffier family

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Early History of the Shaffier family


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

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Shaffier Spelling Variations

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Shaffier 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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Early Notables of the Shaffier family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Shaffier family (pre 1700)


Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Shaffier were Peter Schöffer (c.1425-c.1503), an early German printer, and worked as a manuscript copyist in 1451; Angelus Silesius or Johann Angelus...
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Migration of the Shaffier family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Shaffier family to the New World and Oceana


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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