When Reverend Theodore Richard Schaffer was born on 30 April 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Warren Holcombe Schaffer Sr., was 41 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Hess, was 38. He married Suzanne Shaffer on 17 December 1955. He died on 27 April 2011, in Hubbard, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lutheran Theological Seminary Memorial Garden, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.
German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schaffen ‘to manage’. It is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia; see also 3 below.
South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Schäffer): variant of Schäfer (see Schaefer ). It is also found in Hungary, Denmark, Czechia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Compare Cheffer , Schaeffer , Shaeffer , Shafer , Shaffer , and Sheaffer .
Germanized form of Hungarian Sáfár, Slovenian and Croatian Šafar or Šafer, Czech Šafář or Šafer, Slovak Šafár, cognates of 1 above (see Safar ).