Schiffer Family History
Schiffer Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a mariner or boatman from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Schiffer ‘boatman’ ‘skipper’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Shifre derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘beautiful’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press