Shafer Family History

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Shafer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaefer ‘shepherd’ or Schaffer ‘steward’.

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


Similar surnames: Shaffer, Shaefer, Shader, Shaner, Shaver, Schafer, Shafter, Schaffer

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Shafer Family Origin

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Shafer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • At School

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%

In 1881, the most common Shafer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 39% of Shafer's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shafer. A less common occupation for the Shafer family was Labourer.

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Shafer Historical Records

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Shafer Life Expectancy

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