Schaefer Family History
Schaefer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäfer): occupational name for a shepherd from an agent derivative of German Schaf Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’. The surname Schäfer is also found in Hungary and Czechia. Compare Schafer and Schaffer Dutch: of German origin (see 1 above). Compare Schaefers .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press