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Shaffer Family History

Shaffer Name Meaning

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

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Name Distribution of Shaffer Families

Shaffer census records

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Shaffer Family Origin

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Shaffer Family Occupations

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Military Service by Shaffer

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