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Lauster Name Meaning

German: nickname for an eavesdropper or nosy person from an agent derivative of Middle High German lūstern ‘to eavesdrop’.

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

Similar surnames: Lauser, Rauser, Lauter, Laufer, Bauser, Hauter, Sauter, Deuster

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Where is the Lauster family from?

You can see how Lauster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lauster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lauster families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Lauster families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lauster's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Lauster families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lauster surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lauster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lauster. 30% of Lauster men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Lauster women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lauster were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • House Work
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lauster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lauster 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 318 immigration records available for the last name Lauster. 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 360 military records available for the last name Lauster. For the veterans among your Lauster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lauster lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Lauster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Lauster in 1950 was 43, and 90 in 2004.

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