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Schaaf Family History

Schaaf Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle High German schaf ‘sheep’. In some cases it may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sheep. Compare Schaap.

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

156,594 Historical Documents with Schaaf on Ancestry.com
60,519 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,659 Military Records
4,325 Immigration Records
17,545 Census and Voter Lists
67,546 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schaaf Families

  • Number of Schaaf families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schaaf families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Schaaf last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schaaf census records

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Schaaf Family Origin

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Schaaf Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schaaf

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Schaaf Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schaaf census records

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Schaaf Civil War Service Records

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