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Shaffer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaffer ‘steward’ or of Schaefer ‘shepherd’.

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

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Shaffer Family Origin

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Shaffer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaffer. A less common occupation for the Shaffer family was Carpenter. The most common Shaffer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Shaffer's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Shaffer | Data not to scale

Shaffer Historical Records

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Shaffer Life Expectancy

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