Schafer Family History

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Schafer Name Meaning

German (Schäfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): see Schaefer.

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


Similar surnames: Schaefer, Schaffer, Schlafer, Schofer, Shafer, Schaper, Shafter

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Schafer Family Origin

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Schafer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schafer. The most common Schafer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Schafer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schafer family was Carpenter.

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Schafer Historical Records

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Schafer Life Expectancy

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