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Sheffer Early Origins



The surname Sheffer was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat as chiefs of their sept. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Derry.

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Sheffer Spelling Variations


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Sheffer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacShaffrey, MacJeffery, MacGeoffery, Shaffrey, Shaffery, MacGofrey, MacGoffery, Magofrey, Mageffery and many more.

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Sheffer Early History


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Sheffer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sheffer research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sheffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sheffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sheffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sheffer 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:

Sheffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michael Sheffer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Michael Sheffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hannan Yearach Sheffer, aged 40, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Jon Balster Sheffer, aged 28, landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Joseph Sheffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sheffer (post 1700)



  • John B. II Sheffer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1979-88 (141st District 1979-82, 142nd District 1983-88)
  • Daniel Sheffer (1783-1880), American Democrat politician, State court judge in Pennsylvania, 1813-37; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 12th District, 1837-39
  • Cornelius R. Sheffer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Saratoga County 1st District, 1890-91

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
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    The Sheffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sheffer 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 11:25.

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