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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


Similar surnames: Laub, Lau, Laun, Laas, Baum, Saum, Laut, Laur, Haaf, Hau

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Where is the Lauf family from?

You can see how Lauf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lauf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Lauf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Lauf families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lauf's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lauf families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lauf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lauf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lauf. 25% of Lauf men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Lauf women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lauf were Mechanic and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    28%
  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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What Lauf family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lauf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lauf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 834 immigration records available for the last name Lauf. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lauf. For the veterans among your Lauf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lauf lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Lauf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Lauf in 1963 was 61, and 80 in 2004.

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