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Shaver, Schouwer, Schaefer, Sheffer Surnames and Variants

Designed for researching the Shaver, Schouwer, Schaefer, Sheffer families. Post your questions or information in the group discussion forum. See the featured topic for known variants

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Shaver
Americanized form of Dutch Schouwer, an occupational name for an inspector of market weights and measures, Dutch schouwer ‘inspector’.
Altered form of German Schaefer.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

Schaefer
German (Schäfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shepherd, from an agent derivative of German Schaf, Middle High German schaf ‘sheep’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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Schaefer

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Shafer in Wabash County, Indiana

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