Lauer Family History
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 lō ‘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