Old Occupations
Taken from the Boggs Mailing List
From: saddler, rudell



 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-hem 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 setlead 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; notarypublic

 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          Am 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