Laurer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Laurer family

The surname Laurer 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 Laurer family

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Laurer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Laurer family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Laurer 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 Laurer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Laurer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • D D Laurer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Laurer (post 1700) +

  • George Joseph Laurer (1925-2019), American inventor of the Universal Product Code, better known as the barcode, in 1973


  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)


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