Shaefer Family History

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Shaefer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Schaefer ‘shepherd’.

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


Similar surnames: Shaffer, Shafer, Schaefer, Shaeffer, Sheffer, Shaner, Shiffer, Sheler

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Shaefer Family Origin

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Shaefer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Shaefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Shaefer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shaefer family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaefer.

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Shaefer Historical Records

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Shaefer Life Expectancy

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