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Origin and popularity of the name SCHAEFER

Origin

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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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 46,685 individuals with the name SCHAEFER on Geneanet.

 

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