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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 Family Origin

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Lauer Family Occupations

What did your Lauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lauer. 13% of Lauer men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Lauer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lauer were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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

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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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