Last name origins & meanings:

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

Famous people with this first name: Claudia Schiffer

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