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Schaffter Name Meaning

German (Schäffter): occupational name for a maker of wooden shafts for tools and weapons, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German schaft ‘weapon’.

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

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Schaffter Family Origin

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Schaffter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schaffter family was Laborer. The most common Schaffter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schaffter's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaffter.

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Schaffter Historical Records

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Schaffter Life Expectancy

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