Last name: SCHAEFER

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All you have to know about the last name SCHAEFER

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SCHAEFER : This last name is indexed 449,597 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SCHAEFER : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäfer): occupational name for a shepherd from an agent derivative of German Schaf Middle High German schāf ‘sheep’. The surname Schäfer is also found in Hungary and Czechia. Compare Schafer and Schaffer 2.2: Dutch: of German origin (see 1 above). Compare Schaefers.

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