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The nationality of Shaffer may be difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Shaffer may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a craft, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

Shaffer Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Shaffer come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based family names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Shaffer originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Shaffer name are important to understanding the history of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Shaffer were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Shaffer. Surnames like Shaffer change in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family branches, and eras across time.

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