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Schiffer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a mariner or boatman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schiffer ‘boatman’, ‘skipper’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Shifre, derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘beautiful’.

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


Similar surnames: Schaffer, Schiefer, Schiffler, Schiff, Schaefer, Schipper, Schaffter

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Schiffer Family Origin

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Schiffer Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Cigar Maker

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%

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In 1880, Carpenter, Cigar Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiffer. A less common occupation for the Schiffer family was Farmer. The most common Schiffer occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 10% of Schiffer's were Carpenters.

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Schiffer Historical Records

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Schiffer Life Expectancy

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