Schaeffler Family History
Schaeffler Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic from southern Germany and the former Habsburg Empire; Schäffler): occupational name for a cooper from Bavarian German Schäffler (compare 1 above). South German (Schäffler): occupational name for a cooper from an agent derivative of Middle High German scheffel ‘bushel’. Compare Schaffler and Scheffler .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press