Meaning and Origin of Schiffer - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Schiffer

Save Name

Family name origins & meanings:

  • German : occupational name for a mariner or boatman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ‘ship’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Schiffer ‘boatman’, ‘skipper’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish female personal name Shifre, derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘beautiful’.

Famous people with this last name: