Laufer Family History
Laufer Name Meaning
German: habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf. German (Läufer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a messenger or a nickname for a fast runner, from an agent derivative of Middle High German loufen, German laufen ‘to run’. English: variant of Laver.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press