Laufer Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Lauer, Lauser, Kaufer, Lander, Lauter, Lauper, Glauber, Maurer, Mauer

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Laufer Family Origin

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Laufer Family Occupations

What did your Laufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Laufer. 14% of Laufer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Laufer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laufer were Clerk and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher

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

Laufer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Laufer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laufer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Laufer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Laufer. For the veterans among your Laufer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Laufer Life Expectancy

What is the average Laufer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Laufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Laufer in 1948 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Laufer 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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