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Early Occupations & Titles

Accomptant- Accountant
Almoner-Person who gives charity to the needy
Amanuensis- Stenographer or secretary
Artificer- a soldier mechanic who repairs things
Bailie- Bailiff
Baxter- Baker
Bluestocking- Female writer
Boniface- Innkeeper
Brazier-One who works with brass
Brewster- Beer Manufacturer
Brightsmith-Metal Worker
Burgonmaster-Mayor
Caulker- person who fills up cracks (in ships or windows)
Chaisemaker- Carriage maker
Chandler Dealer or trader-one who makes or sells candles; retailer of groceries
Chiffonnier-Wig maker
Clark-Clerk
Clicker- the servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite customers; one who makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked;
Cohen-Priest
Collier- coal miner
Colporteur-Book peddler
Cooper- one who repairs or makes casks, barrels, tubs etc.
Cordwainer- Shoemaker, originally anyone leather worker
Costermonger-Peddler of Fruits and Vegetables
Crocker-Potter
Crowner- Coroner
Currier- one who tans leather using oils; a horse groomer that uses a curry comb
Docker Stevedore- dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
Dowser- one who finds water thru the use of a rod or witching stick
Draper- Dry goods Dealer
Drayman-Driver of a strong cart( long cart without fixed sides)carrying heavy loads
Dresser- A surgeon’s assistant in a hospital
Drover- One who drives cattle sheep or other herding animals to market; a dealer in cattle
Duffer- Peddler
Factor Agent-Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate; commission merchant
Farrier- Blacksmith or one who shoes horses
Faulkner-Falconer
Fell monger-the person who removes the hair or wool from hides to prepare to make it leather
Fletcher- one who makes bows & arrows
Fuller- one who cleans and finishes cloth
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
Hostler- groom who takes care of horses(usually at an inn)
Hooker- Reaper
Hooper- one who made hoops for casks and barrels
Huckster- seller of small wares
Husbandman- A farmer who cultivates the land
Jagger- Fish peddler
Journeyman- one who completed his apprenticeship and mastered trade and was now hired by the day
Joyner/Joiner- a skilled carpenter
Keeler- Bargeman
Kempster- Wool comber
Lardner- keeper of the cupboard
Lavender- Washer women
Lederer- Leather maker
Leech- Physician
Longshoreman- Stevedore
Lormer- Maker of horse gear
Malender- Farmer
Maltster- Brewer
Manciple- a steward
Mason-Bricklayer
Mintmaster- one who issues currency
Monger- Seller of goods(ale, fish etc.)
Muleskinner- Teamster
Neatherder- Herder of cattle
Ordinary Keeper- Innkeeper with fixed prices
Pattern Maker- a maker of a clog shod with an iron ring.(clog –wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end)
Peregrinator- Itinerant wanderer
Peruker- Wig maker
Pettifogger- A Shyster Lawyer
Pigman- Crockery Dealer
Plumber- one who applied sheet lead for roofing or frames for windows.
Porter-Door Keeper
Puddler- Wrought iron worker
Quarrier- Quarry worker
Rigger- Hoist tackle worker
Ripper- seller of fish
Roper- Rope or net maker
Saddler- one who repairs and/or sells saddles or other horse riding equipment
Sawbones- Physician
Sawyer- one who saws; carpenter
Schumacker- Shoemaker
Scribler- minor or worthless author
Scrivener-notary public
Scrutiner- Election judge
Shrieve- Sheriff
Slater- Roofer
Slopseller- Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
Snobscat- one who repairs shoes
Sorter-Tailor
Spinster- a woman who spins or is unmarried
Spurrer-Maker of Spurs
Squire- country gentlemen; farm owner; justice of the peace
Tanner- one who cures 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
Tipstaff- Policemen/ Lawmen
Travers- Toll bridge collector
Tucker- cleaner of cloth goods
Turner- Person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles
Victualer-a tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy or ship with food supplies
Vulcan- Blacksmith
Wagoner- Teamster for hire
Wainwright- wagon maker
Waterman- Boatman who plies for hire
Webster- Loom operator
Wharfinger- owner of a wharf
Wheelwright- one who repairs wheels, wheeled carriages etc.
Whitesmith- Tinsmith worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
Whitewing- street sweeper
Whitster- Bleacher of cloth
Wright- construction worker or builder


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