Shafer Family History & Genealogy

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Shafer Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Oct 25, 2018

History

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Name Origin

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.

Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

German

Early Shafers

These are the earliest records we have of the Shafer family.

1791 - 1850
1819 - 1889
around 1841 - Mar 12, 1916
around 1847 - Jul 13, 1914
around 1848 - Jun 24, 1909

Shafer Family Photos

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Shafer Family Members

Shafer Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Shafer Biographies

Aug 8, 1884 - Unknown
Mar 12, 1912 - May 1972
Nov 1, 1901 - September 1977
Sep 11, 1888 - September 1978
Oct 7, 1914 - August 1989
Mar 18, 1917 - August 1992
Dec 1, 1892 - February 1977
Jul 25, 1927 - Mar 5, 2004
Sep 4, 1896 - August 1990
Feb 16, 1947 - Dec 27, 1992
Sep 10, 1919 - Jul 7, 1998
Feb 9, 1927 - Jan 24, 2006
Feb 17, 1906 - November 1984
Sep 29, 1902 - Aug 5, 1989
Jun 3, 1898 - June 1987
Aug 11, 1884 - March 1971
around 1975 - Unknown
around 1955 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1919 - Unknown

Shafer Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Shafer family member is 73.2 years old 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

Oldest Shafers

These are the longest-lived members of the Shafer family on AncientFaces.

Dec 24, 1896 - May 23, 2005
108 years
Feb 27, 1892 - Sep 15, 1997
105 years
Nov 24, 1906 - Jul 4, 2011
104 years
May 24, 1904 - Apr 9, 2008
103 years
Mar 20, 1892 - September 1995
103 years
Sep 7, 1889 - Jan 5, 1992
102 years
Jan 29, 1902 - Feb 10, 2004
102 years
Jul 31, 1898 - Nov 7, 2000
102 years
Jul 4, 1874 - November 1976
102 years
Oct 8, 1899 - Jul 21, 2002
102 years

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