Schaefer Family History

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Schaefer Name Meaning

German (Schäfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shepherd, from an agent derivative of German Schaf, Middle High German schaf ‘sheep’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Schaffer, Schiefer, Schiffer, Schaffter, Scharrer, Schadler, Scheler

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Schaefer Family Origin

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Schaefer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schaefer family was Tailor. The most common Schaefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Schaefer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaefer.

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Schaefer Historical Records

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Schaefer Life Expectancy

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