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SCHAFFER - Name Meaning & Origin
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Definition: A German occupational name for a steward or baliff, from the German "schaffen," meaning manage or run.

Surname Origin: German


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Surname Finder - SCHAFFER Genealogy & Family Resources
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SCHAFFER Surname & Family Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Schaffer surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

SCHAFFER Family Genealogy Forum
Free message board is focused on descendants of SCHAFFER ancestors around the world.

FamilySearch - SCHAFFER Genealogy
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Research your German family tree with the help of these German genealogical societies, records, surname lists, archives and libraries, and Germany genealogy research guides.

Cousin Connect - SCHAFFER Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - SCHAFFER Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name SCHAFFER.

MyCinnamonToast.com - SCHAFFER Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the SCHAFFER surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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