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The nationality of Schaefter is often difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Schaefter may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).

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The meaning of Schaefter come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in another language. Because of this it is good to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Schaefter are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and other related texts. Commonly these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Schaefter were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Schaefter. Surnames like Schaefter vary in their spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras across time. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Schaefter surname are important to understanding the history of the name.

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