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