Meaning and Origin of Lauer - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Lauer

Save Name

Family name origins & meanings:

  • German, Alsatian, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname from Middle High German lūre, German Lauer ‘crafty or cunning person’, ‘cheat’ (apparently originally ‘one with narrowed eyes’).
  • German : occupational name for a tanner, Middle High German lōwer, from ‘tannin’, which is extracted from the bark of trees.
  • South German : habitational name from Lauer in Franconia, named from the stream on which it stands.

Famous people with this last name: