Last name: SCHAFFER

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SCHAFFER : This last name is indexed 147,701 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SCHAFFER : 1: German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Hungary Denmark Czechia Slovakia and Slovenia; see also 3 below.2: South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäffer): variant of Schäfer (see Schaefer). It is also found in Hungary Denmark Czechia Slovakia and Slovenia. Compare Cheffer Schaeffer Shaeffer Shafer Shaffer and Sheaffer.3: Germanized form of Hungarian Sáfár Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer Czech Šafář or Šafer Slovak Šafár cognates of 1 above (see Safar).

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