lauer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lauer family

The surname lauer was first found in Bohemia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the area from ancient times. Ancient chronicles mention Friedrich Lur of Michelfeld in 1343. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

Early History of the lauer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lauer research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1703, 1724, 1817, 1600, 1652, 1622, 1675, 1803 and 1848 are included under the topic Early lauer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lauer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lauer, Laure, Lauerer, Laurer, Lauher, Lau, Laue and others.

Early Notables of the lauer family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name lauer included Nicolaes Lauwers (1600-1652), a Flemish engraver; Conrad Lauwers (1622-1675), a Flemish engraver from Antwerp; Franz von Lauer (d.1803), who was a member of the Austrian branch of Lauers. He was...
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United States lauer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lauer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Lauer, who settled in New York State in 1710
  • Jacob Lauer, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1719
  • Susanna Barbara Lauer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Hartmann Lauer, who settled in Lancaster in 1732
  • Hartman Lauer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
lauer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Lauer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Charles Theodore Lauer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Henry Lauer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [1]
  • Elizabeth Lauer, who arrived in New York in 1844 [1]
  • Anna Marie Lauer, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada lauer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lauer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johann Conrad Lauer, who settled in Canada in 1783

Contemporary Notables of the name lauer (post 1700) +

  • Major-General Walter Ernest Lauer (1893-1966), American Commanding General 80th Division, North-West Europe (1945-1946) [2]
  • Andrew "Andy" Lauer (b. 1965), American filmmaker and actor
  • Matthew Todd Lauer (b. 1957), American television journalist
  • Kurvin W. Lauer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 [3]
  • John H. Lauer, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944, 1952 [3]
  • John Lauer, American Democrat politician, Chair of Madison County Democratic Party, 1950 [3]
  • Jeanie Lauer, American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives 32nd District [3]
  • James W. Lauer, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana, 1885-89 [3]
  • James F. Lauer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1948 (alternate), 1956 [3]
  • F. Lauer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1860 [3]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Walter Lauer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lauer/Walter_Ernest/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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