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