Lauer Family History

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Lauer Name Meaning

German, Alsatian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German lure, German Lauer ‘crafty or cunning person’, ‘cheat’ (apparently originally ‘one with narrowed eyes’). German: occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German lower, from lo ‘tannin’, which is extracted from the bark of trees. South German: habitational name from Lauer in Franconia, named from the stream on which it stands.

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

Similar surnames: Bauer, Laufer, Mauer, Lauser, Sauer, Lauter, Tauer, Lader, Layer

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Lauer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lauer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lauer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Lauer Family Origin

Where is the Lauer family from?

Lauer Family Occupations

What did your Lauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lauer. The most common Lauer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Lauer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lauer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lauer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Lauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lauer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Lauer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Lauer. For the veterans among your Lauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Lauer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Lauer in 1944 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lauer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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