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The lauffer name is generally thought to have evolved from a place name to a surname. There was a Lauffen in Wurtemberg, as well as places called Laufen and Lauf in other parts of the Holy Roman Empire. Versions of the name that evolve from the word "läufer," which meant "runner," are thought to have originally been an occupational name for a messenger. There is also a Jewish Ashkenazic name lauffer.

lauffer Early Origins



The surname lauffer was first found in Wurtemberg, and later in Switzerland, where the Lauffer spelling was most common.

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lauffer Spelling Variations


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lauffer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lorfing, Laurfing, Lauerfingen, Leurvin, Laufer, Lauffer, Lauffen, Leuvelin, Leuven, Leirven and many more.

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lauffer Early History


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lauffer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lauffer research. Another 214 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lauffer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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lauffer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lauffer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early lauffer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lauffer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Christian Lauffer, who landed in America in 1728
  • Lorentz Lauffer, who arrived in America in 1728
  • Lisabeth Lauffer, who landed in Carolina in 1743
  • Dorothea Lauffer, who landed in Carolina in 1743
  • Hans Jacob Lauffer, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

lauffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Ludwig Lauffer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819
  • Philipp Lauffer, who arrived in North America in 1851
  • C. C. Lauffer, who came to New York, NY in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name lauffer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lauffer (post 1700)



  • Paul G. Lauffer, American Democrat politician, Chemist; Mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
  • Leonard B. Lauffer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Wellsburg, West Virginia, 1941-42
  • Billy Lane Lauffer (1945-1966), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Vietnam War
  • Otto Lauffer (1874-1949), German folklorist and cultural historian
  • Hans-Ulrich Lauffer (1923-2007), German actor who made 57 films from 1950 through 1991

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The lauffer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lauffer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2015 at 14:41.

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