Shafter Family History

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Shafter Name Meaning

German: altered spelling of Schaffter. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaffter.

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

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Shafter Family Origin

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Shafter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Barber

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Dairyman

    4%

In 1880, the most common Shafter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Shafter's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shafter. A less common occupation for the Shafter family was Dairyman.

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Shafter Historical Records

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Shafter Life Expectancy

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Famous Shafter Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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