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Lauer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German lūre German Lauer ‘crafty or cunning person cheat’ (apparently originally ‘one with narrowed eyes’). This surname is also found in France (mainly Lorraine also Alsace). German: occupational name for a tanner Middle High German lōwer from ‘tannin’ which is extracted from the bark of trees. South German: habitational name from Lauer in Franconia named from the stream on which it stands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bauer, Laufer, Mauer, Lauser, Sauer, Lauter, Tauer, Lader, Layer

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Where is the Lauer family from?

You can see how Lauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lauer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Lauer families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 37% of all the recorded Lauer's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Lauer families in 1911.
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What did your Lauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Lauer. 63% of Lauer men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    63%
  • Cultivateur
    38%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Lauer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Lauer. For the veterans among your Lauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lauer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lauer in 1944 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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