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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

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Schaaf Family Origin

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Schaaf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaaf. The most common Schaaf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Schaaf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schaaf family was Keeping House.

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Schaaf Historical Records

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Schaaf Life Expectancy

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