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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


Similar surnames: Schaffer, Schaefer, Schiffer, Schaufler, Schaeffler, Schiffler

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Schaffter Family Origin

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Schaffter Family Occupations

What did your Schaffter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaffter. 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.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schaffter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schaffter Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Schaffter ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Schaffter Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaffter lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, Schaffter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Schaffter in 1957 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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