Schiffer Family History
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Schiffer Name Meaning
German: occupational name for a mariner or boatman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental 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
Similar surnames: Schaffer, Schiefer, Schiffler, Schiff, Schaefer, Schipper, Schaffter