Accomptant                Accountant
Almoner                   Giver of charity to the needy
Amanuensis                Secretary or stenographer
Artificer                 A soldier mechanic who does repairs
Bailie                    Bailiff
Baxter                    Baker
Bluestocking              Female writer
Boniface                  Keeper of an inn
Brazier                   One who works with brass
Brewster                  Beer manufacturer
Brightsmith               Metal Worker
Burgonmaster              Mayor
Caulker                   One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows or seems
                          to make them watertight by using tar or oakum-hemp fiber
                          produced by taking old ropes apart
Chaisemaker               Carriage maker
Chandler                  Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles;
                          retailer of groceries
Chiffonnier               Wig maker
Clark                     Clerk
Clerk                     Clergyman, cleric
Clicker                   The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to
                          invite customers; one who received the matter in the
                          galley from the compositors and arranged it in due
                          form ready for printing;  one who makes eyelet
                          holes in boots  using a machine which clicked.
Cohen                     Priest
Collier                   Coal miner
Colporteur                Peddler of books
Cooper                    One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves &
                          hoops,  such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
Cordwainer                Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather
                          from   Cordova/Cordoba in Spain
Costermonger              Peddler of fruits and vegetables
Crocker                   Potter
Crowner                   Coroner
Currier                   One who dresses the coat of a horse with a currycomb;
                          one who tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease
Docker                    Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
Dowser                    One who finds water using a rod or witching stick
Draper                    A dealer in dry goods
Drayman                   One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides
                          for carrying heavy loads
Dresser                   A surgeon's assistant in a hospital
Drover                    One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market;  a dealer
                          in cattle
Duffer                    Peddler
Factor                    Agent, commission merchant;  one who acts or transacts
                          business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate
Farrier                   A blacksmith, one who shoes horses
Faulkner                  Falconer
Fell monger               One who removes hair or wool from hides in
                          preparation for leather making
Fletcher                  One who made bows and arrows
Fuller                    One who fulls cloth;one who shrinks and thickens woolen
                          cloth by  moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans
                          and finishes cloth
Gaoler                    A keeper of the goal, a jailer
Glazier                   Window glassman
Hacker                    Maker of hoes
Hatcheler                 One who combed out or carded flax
Haymonger                 Dealer in hay
Hayward                   Keeper of fences
Higgler                   Itinerant peddler
Hillier                   Roof tiler
Hind                      A farm laborer
Holster                   A groom who took care of horses, often at an inn
Hooker                    Reaper
Hooper                    One who made hoops for casks and barrels
Huckster                  Sells small wares
Husbandman                A farmer who cultivated the land
Jagger                    Fish peddler
Journeyman                One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered
                          his craft, not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day
Joyner / Joiner           A skilled carpenter
Keeler                    Bargeman
Kempster                  Wool comber
Lardner                   Keeper of the cupboard
Lavender                  Washer woman
Lederer                   Leather maker
Leech                     Physician
Longshoreman              Stevedore
Lormer                    Maker of horse gear
Malender                  Farmer
Maltster                  Brewer
Manciple                  A steward
Mason                     Bricklayer
Mintmaster                One who issued local currency
Monger                    Seller of goods (ale, fish)
Muleskinner               Teamster
Neatherder                Herds cows
Ordinary Keeper           Innkeeper with fixed prices
Pattern Maker             A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog  was
                          a wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end
Peregrinator              Itinerant wanderer
Peruker                   A wig maker
Pettifogger               A shyster lawyer
Pigman                    Crockery dealer
Plumber                   One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead
                          frames for plain or stained glass windows.
Porter                    Door keeper
Puddler                   Wrought iron worker
Quarrier                  Quarry worker
Rigger                    Hoist tackle worker
Ripper                    Seller of fish
Roper                     Maker of rope or nets
Saddler                   One who makes, repairs or sells saddles or other
                          furnishings for horses
Sawbones                  Physician
Sawyer                    One who saws; carpenter
Schumacker                Shoemaker
Scribler                  A minor or worthless author
Scrivener                 Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public
Scrutiner                 Election judge
Shrieve                   Sheriff
Slater                    Roofer
Slopseller                Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
Snobscat / Snob           One who repaired shoes
Sorter                    Tailor
Spinster                  A woman who spins or an unmarried woman
Spurrer                   Maker of spurs
Squire                    Country gentleman;  farm owner;  justice of peace
Stuff gown                Junior barrister
Stuff gownsman            Junior barrister
Supercargo                Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and
                          the commercial concerns of the ship.
Tanner                    One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather
Tapley                    One who puts the tap in an ale cask
Tasker                    Reaper
Teamster                  One who drives a team for hauling
Thatcher                  Roofer
Tide waiter               Customs inspector
Tinker                    An itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman
Tipstaff                  Policeman
Travers                   Toll bridge collection
Tucker                    Cleaner of cloth goods
Turner                    A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles
Victualer                 A tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy, or
                          ship with food
Vulcan                    Blacksmith
Wagoner                   Teamster not for hire
Wainwright                Wagon maker
Waiter                    Customs officer or tide waiter; one who waited on the
                          tide to collect duty on goods brought in
Waterman                  Boatman who plies for hire
Webster                   Operator of looms
Wharfinger                Owner of a wharf
Wheelwright               One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitesmith                Tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
Whitewing                 Street sweeper
Whitster                  Bleach of cloth
Wright                    Workman, especially a construction worker
Yeoman                    Farmer who owns his own land

By Dan Burrows dburrows1@juno.com

Walker County GA - GaGenWeb

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