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Shafer Surname History
The last name Shafer is Greek, the Greek meaning is young idiot
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- Shafer spelling & pronunciation
Shafer Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Shafer may be complicated to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Shafer may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from professions, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).
Shafer Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Shafer come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many modern names like Shafer are inspired by religious texts like the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".
Shafer Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Shafer name are important to understanding the history of the name. Surnames like Shafer change in their spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Shafer were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Shafer.
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Shafer Family Tree
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- Gertrude Viola Shafer 1884 - ?
- Aaron Nelson Shafer 1891 - ?
- Ella Maybelle Shafer 1886 - ?
- Edna Geneva Shafer 1905 - ?
- Hazel Nelsena Shafer 1903 - ?
- Mildred Shafer 1908 - ?
- George Elmer Shafer 1887 - ?
- Albert Shafer 1858 - ?
- Lawrence Chester Shafer 1898 - ?
- Martha Nelsena Sjurson Shafer 1863 - ?