Schaefer Family History

Meaning of surname: Schaefer

Schaefer is an alternative spelling and cognate for the German word "Schäfer", meaning shepherd,[1] which itself descends from the Old High German scāphare. Variants "Shaefer", "Schäfer" (a standardized spelling in many German-speaking countries after 1880), the additional alternative spelling "Schäffer", and the anglicised forms "Schaeffer", "Schaffer", "Shaffer", "Shafer", and "Schafer" are all common surnames.

We found 942,669 Genealogy and Family History Records for Schaefer in our Newspaper Archive.

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910,123 Digital Copies of Newspapers
12,306 Pictures of Obituaries
2,381 Government Documents
1 Historical Books
17,858 Social Security Death Records

Schaefer Surname

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