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Luer Family History

Luer Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In part, possibly a respelling of German Lohr. However, the form McLuer is also found, suggesting that it could also be a shortened form of Scottish Macleur (see McClure).

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Duer, Lue, Luhr, Luger, Leer, Almer, Lull, Eber, Luks

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Where is the Luer family from?

You can see how Luer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Luer families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Luer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Luer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Luer. 27% of Luer men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Luer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luer were Farmer and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Owner
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luer 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Luer. 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 466 military records available for the last name Luer. For the veterans among your Luer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Luer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Luer in 1963 was 78, and 76 in 2004.

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