Schaafsma Family History

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Schaafsma Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic meaning ‘son of (the) shepherd’.

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


Similar surnames: Schuitema, Schaefers, Schaaf, Schaefer, Schaap, Braaksma, Schara

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Schaafsma Family Origin

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Schaafsma Family Occupations

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Schaafsma Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schaafsma. For the veterans among your Schaafsma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaafsma Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schaafsma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaafsma in 1958 was 48, and 96 in 2004.

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