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Scheffer Name Meaning

German: variant of Schäffer (see Schaffer 1). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer.

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


Similar surnames: Schaffer, Sheffer, Schaeffer, Schiffer, Scheffert, Schieffer

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Scheffer Family Origin

Where is the Scheffer family from?

Scheffer Family Occupations

What did your Scheffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Scheffer occupation in Canada was Cultivateru. 50% of Scheffer's were Cultivaterus. Cultivateru and Cultivateur were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Scheffer.

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  • Cultivateru

    50%
  • Cultivateur

    50%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Scheffer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Scheffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scheffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheffer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Scheffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Scheffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheffer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Scheffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Scheffer in 1947 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheffer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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