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Shafer Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

German

Shafer Meaning & Etymology

It is derived from the Middle High German term "schaeffaere" which referred to the manager of the household. First found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early Medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a Noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Shafer Life Expectancy

According to our database of 10,392 people with the last name Shafer that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

73.2
years

Most Common Shafer First Names

According to our database of 15,467 people with the last name Shafer that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • John 3.1%
  • William 2.6%
  • Robert 2.3%
  • Charles 1.9%
  • James 1.8%
  • Mary 1.6%
  • George 1.5%
  • Henry 0.9%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • David 0.8%
  • Helen 0.8%
  • Harry 0.8%
  • Paul 0.8%
  • Donald 0.7%
  • Harold 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Dorothy 0.7%
  • Thomas 0.7%
  • Frank 0.7%
  • Ruth 0.7%
  • Edward 0.6%
  • Raymond 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Ralph 0.5%
  • Samuel 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Carl 0.5%
  • Albert 0.5%
  • Elizabeth 0.5%
  • Jacob 0.5%
  • Howard 0.5%
  • Anna 0.5%
  • Kenneth 0.5%
  • Fred 0.4%
  • Earl 0.4%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Arthur 0.4%
  • Betty 0.4%
  • Mildred 0.4%
  • Jack 0.4%
  • Ronald 0.3%
  • Daniel 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Roy 0.3%
  • Virginia 0.3%
  • Frederick 0.3%
  • Esther 0.3%

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Last names similar to Shafer

Shäfer, Shaferberger, Shaferbrian, Shaferchris, Shaferclifford, Shafercory, Shafere, Shaferenski, Shaferhoward, Shafering, Shaferino, Shaferjames, Shaferjason, Shaferjohn, Shaferjohnny, Shaferjoseph, Shaferkuter, Shaferly, Shaferman, Shafermer

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