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Lauter Family History

Lauter Name Meaning

German: topographic name and habitational name from a common stream name meaning ‘clear’ from Middle High German hlutra or from any of the places called Lauter or Lauta (Saxony). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and some other European countries. Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Lavtar or its Croatized and rare Slovenian variant Lautar: from a dialect variant of the personal name Valter (see Walter ).

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

Similar surnames: Lauer, Lauper, Lauser, Laufer, Mauter, Hauter, Sauter, Lauster

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Where is the Lauter family from?

You can see how Lauter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lauter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lauter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Lauter family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Lauter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lauter families in 1911.
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What did your Lauter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lauter. 20% of Lauter men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Lauter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lauter were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Private Secretary
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lauter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lauter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lauter. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Lauter. For the veterans among your Lauter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lauter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lauter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lauter in 1952 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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