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Shaffer Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Shafer, Shaefer, Shaeffer, Sheffer, Sheaffer, Schaffer, Shaffner

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Shaffer Family Origin

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Shaffer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Printer

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shaffer family was Printer. The most common Shaffer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Shaffer's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaffer.

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Shaffer Historical Records

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Shaffer Life Expectancy

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