Schaefer

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This article is about the surname; for other uses of "Shaefer" and variant spellings, see Schaefer (disambiguation).

Schaefer is an alternative spelling and cognate for the German word "Schäfer", meaning shepherd,[1] which itself descends from the Old High German scāphare. Variants "Shaefer", "Schäfer" (a standardized spelling in many German-speaking countries after 1880), the additional alternative spelling "Schäffer", and the anglicised forms "Schaeffer", "Schaffer", "Shaffer", "Shafer", and "Schafer" are all common surnames.

Schaefer[edit]

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Schaeffer[edit]

Main article: Schaeffer (surname)

Schäfer[edit]

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Schafer[edit]

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  • Natalie Schafer (1900–1991), American actress
  • Harold Schafer (1912–2001), American entrepreneur
  • Roy Schafer (born 1922), American psychologist-psychoanalyst
  • R. Murray Schafer (born 1933), Canadian composer, writer, music educator and environmentalist
  • Ronald W. Schafer (born 1938), American electrical engineer and academic
  • Ed Schafer (born 1946), American state politician and United States Secretary of Agriculture
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Schaffer[edit]

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Shafer[edit]

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  • Ross Shafer (born 1954), American comedian and motivational speaker
  • Robert R. Shafer (born 1958), American actor
  • Dirk Shafer (born 1962), American model, actor, screenwriter and director
  • Scott Shafer (born 1967), American college football coach
  • David Shafer (living), American state politician
  • Glenn Shafer (living), American mathematician, co-developer of Dempster-Shafer theory
  • Jack Shafer (living), American journalist and columnist
  • Jeremy Shafer (living), American entertainer and oragamist

Shaffer[edit]

Born after 1800
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Morten, Oren Frederic; Cole, J.R. (1914), "III. The Old Frontier and the American Highlander" (Google eBook), A History of Preston County, West Virginia, Part 1 1, Kingwood, West Virginia: The Journal Publishing Company, p. 312, retrieved 14 August 2011