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

Shoffner Early Origins



The surname Shoffner 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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Shoffner Spelling Variations


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Shoffner 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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Shoffner Early History


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Shoffner Early History



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

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Shoffner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Shoffner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Shoffner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lena Shoffner, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Greenock [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSP-1ML : 6 December 2014), Lena Shoffner, 31 Aug 1895; citing departure port Greenock, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Shoffner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chas J. Shoffner, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Panama" from Cristobal, C.Z. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRV-527 : 6 December 2014), Chas J. Shoffner, 26 Jan 1909; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Irving Shoffner, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Leviathan" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7R-9Y4 : 6 December 2014), Irving Shoffner, 01 Dec 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Leviathan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Shoffner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Shoffner (post 1700)



  • T. M. Shoffner, American Alamance County Republican senator for the North Carolina General Assembly in 1870, eponym of The Shoffner Act
  • Wilson Allen "Dutch" Shoffner (1938-2014), American lieutenant general in the United States Army, Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (1991 to 1993)
  • Milburn James "Milt" Shoffner (1905-1978), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1929 to 1940
  • Bob Shoffner (1900-1983), American jazz trumpeter
  • T. M. Shoffner, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 26th District, 1868
  • Mrs. Price Shoffner, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944
  • John Shoffner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960
  • Martha Shoffner (b. 1944), American politician, State Treasurer of Arkansas (2007-2012)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXSP-1ML : 6 December 2014), Lena Shoffner, 31 Aug 1895; citing departure port Greenock, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXRV-527 : 6 December 2014), Chas J. Shoffner, 26 Jan 1909; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Panama, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN7R-9Y4 : 6 December 2014), Irving Shoffner, 01 Dec 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Leviathan, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  5. 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).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Shoffner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Shoffner 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.

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