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Schaff Name Meaning

German: variant of Schaaf. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental or occupational name from German Schaf ‘sheep’. German: metonymic occupational name for a tubmaker, from Middle High German schaff(e) ‘wooden vessel’, ‘scoop’ (see Scheffel).

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Schaaf, Schuff, Scaff, Schatz, Schaul, Schauf, Schoff

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Schaff Family Origin

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Schaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Butcher

    4%

In 1880, the most common Schaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Schaff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schaff family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaff.

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Schaff Historical Records

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Schaff Life Expectancy

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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