Laufer Family History
Laufer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Läufer): 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’. German (also Läufer): habitational name for someone from a place called Lauf Laufen or Lauffen in Germany Austria and Switzerland (see Lauf ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press