First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sheaffer

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Alt. Meaning

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for expert, in your chosen career

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

F is for funny, humor suits you!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

R is for realist, the way you are.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheaffer

Robert Sheaffer is a freelance writer, skeptic, author, investigator, freelancer, and scientific skepticism. Robert was born in Chicago.


Walter was born on January 27th, 1867. He left this life on June 19th, 1946.


Danny Sheaffer is a baseball. Danny was born on August 2nd, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida.


Charles was born on December 6th, 1904. He breathed his last breath on August 28th, 1989.


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Popularity of Sheaffer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sheaffer U.S.
  White 96.17% 64.26%
  African American 0.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sheaffer

People with the last name Sheaffer are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sheaffer

  • How Popular is the name Sheaffer? As a last name Sheaffer was the 8,087th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sheaffer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sheaffer is Tuesday, June 12th, 1906.
  • How unique is the name Sheaffer? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sheaffer. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sheaffer: Your name in reverse order is Reffaehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hreaffse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sheaffer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,100 people with the last name Sheaffer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sheaffer? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Sheaffer as their last name.

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