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Schaffter Family History

Schaffter Name Meaning
German (Schäffter): occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for tools and weapons, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German schaft ‘weapon’. BR.

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

8,989 Historical Documents with Schaffter on Ancestry.com
1,930 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
200 Military Records
319 Immigration Records
1,119 Census and Voter Lists
5,421 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schaffter Families

  • Number of Schaffter families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schaffter families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Schaffter last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schaffter census records

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Schaffter Family Origin

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Schaffter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schaffter

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Schaffter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schaffter census records

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Schaffter Civil War Service Records

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