Last 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 lō ‘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.
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