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Meaning and Origin of: Lauer

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Last name origins & meanings:

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

Famous people with this first name: Matt Lauer

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