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Laufer Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Läufer): occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen German laufen ‘to run’. German (also Läufer): habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf Laufen or Lauffen in Germany Austria and Switzerland (see Lauf ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lauer, Lauser, Kaufer, Lander, Lauter, Lauper, Glauber, Maurer, Mauer

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Where is the Laufer family from?

You can see how Laufer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laufer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laufer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Laufer family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Laufer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Laufer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Laufer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Laufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Laufer. 14% of Laufer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Laufer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laufer were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Laufer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laufer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Laufer. 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 Laufer. For the veterans among your Laufer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laufer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Laufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laufer in 1948 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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