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Schafer Surname Origin
(Origin German) Occupational - a shepherd.
Schafer Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Schafer family history than the origin of your surname:
A Schafer Family History Thought:
'Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past.' -- H. F. Hedge