Schaefer

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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]

Born in 1800–1899
Born in 1900–1949
Born after 1950

Schaeffer[edit]

Schäfer[edit]

Born after 1800
Born after 1900
Born after 1950

Schäffer[edit]

Born after 1800
Born after 1950

Schafer[edit]

Born after 1800
Born after 1900
Born after 1950
Born after 1800
Born after 1900
Born after 1950

Shafer[edit]

Born after 1800
Born after 1900


Born after 1950

Shaffer[edit]

Born after 1800
Born after 1900
Born after 1950

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References[edit]

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