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Laut Family History

Laut Name Meaning

German: from a shortened pet form of the personal name Ludwig . German: variant of Lauth . French: from a personal name of ancient Germanic origin Lauto (the name of a 6th-century Christian saint bishop of Coutances). The element laut- is related to Gothic lauths ‘big’ or laudi ‘figure’ or ‘face’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lauth, Lau, Last, Daut, Laur, Laux, Haut, Kaut, Lail, Laub

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Where is the Laut family from?

You can see how Laut families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Laut family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Laut families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Laut family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Laut's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Laut families in 1840.
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What did your Laut ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Laut. 26% of Laut men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Laut women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Laut were Farmer and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Domestic
  • Bench Worker
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Laut. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Laut census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 573 immigration records available for the last name Laut. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Laut. For the veterans among your Laut ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Laut lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Laut life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Laut in 1962 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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