Luer Family History

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Luer Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In part, possibly a respelling of German Lohr. However, the form McLuer is also found, suggesting that it could also be a shortened form of Scottish Macleur (see McClure).

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

Similar surnames: Lier, Duer, Lue, Luhr, Luger, Leer, Almer, Lull, Eber, Luks

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Luer Family Origin

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Luer Family Occupations

What did your Luer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Luer occupation in the USA was Butcher. 43% of Luer's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Luer family was Minister Of Gospel. Butcher, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luer.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Minister Of Gospel


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Luer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Luer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luer 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 732 immigration records available for the last name Luer. 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 466 military records available for the last name Luer. For the veterans among your Luer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luer Life Expectancy

What is the average Luer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Luer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Luer in 1963 was 78, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Luer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luer 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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