I have an ancestor Charity Schufeldt (1792-1851, married Wait Hurlburt) that I am researching. To aid in my search, I'm looking for name variants for Schufeldt. So far I have Schufeldt, Zufelt, Shufelt that all appear to valid variations. I was interested if anyone had found any other variations of this surname.
FamilySearch does a fairly good job of recognizing name variants, which in many cases can be rather difficult. They have a name grouping lookup page here, which for Schufeldt shows these names:
schoofield, schoohfield, schufeld, schufeldt, schufelt, sheufelt, shewfeld, shewfelt, shoofelt, shufalt, shufeld, shufeldt, shufelt, shufeltt, shufield, shufields, shufilt
They have a separate grouping for Zufelt:
zoofelt, zufalt, zufeld, zufelder, zufeldt, zufelt, zufield, zufled, zuflet, zufult
Another name-variant database can be queried on this WeRelate page.
When you're stuck for finding a name variant, this FamilySearch page gives some ideas about how to guess possibilities.
The technique that I proposed in https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/a/2033 gives the following:
Soundex Code for Schufeldt = S143
Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code: SAFFOLD | SCHOFIELD | SCOFIELD | SEABOLT | SEEFELDT | SEYBOLD | SHEFFIELD | SHIFFLETT | SHIFLET | SHIFLETT | SPALDING | SPAULDING | SUBLETT |