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Schaff Name Meaning

German: variant of Schaaf. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental or occupational name from German Schaf ‘sheep’. German: metonymic occupational name for a tubmaker, from Middle High German schaff(e) ‘wooden vessel’, ‘scoop’ (see Scheffel).

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Schaaf, Schuff, Scaff, Schatz, Schaul, Schauf, Schoff

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Schaff Family Origin

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Schaff Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Schaff occupation in Canada was Laborer. 100% of Schaff's were Laborers.

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Schaff Life Expectancy

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