Lauf Family History
Lauf Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of several places called Lauf Laufen or Lauffen in Germany Austria and Switzerland all names from the Middle High German word loufe ‘rapids’. Jewish (from Austrian Galicia): from the German noun Lauf ‘run’ one of surnames randomly assigned by Austrian clerks.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press