Schaaf Family History

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Schaaf Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle High German schaf ‘sheep’. In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sheep. Compare Schaap.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Schaap, Schaab, Schaff, Schaar, Schaal, Schwan, Schaul, Schaub

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Schaaf Family Origin

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Schaaf Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Dressmaker

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Shoemaker

    25%

In 1881, the most common Schaaf occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 25% of Schaaf's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Dressmaker and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaaf. A less common occupation for the Schaaf family was Shoemaker.

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Schaaf Historical Records

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Schaaf Life Expectancy

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