Old Time Job Descriptions




JOBDESCRIPTION JOB DESCRIPTION
ALMONERGiver of Charity to the Needy ANANUENSIS Secretary or Stenographer
BLUESTOCKING Female Writer BONIFACE Innkeeper
BURGOMASTER Mayor CHANDLER Candlemaker
CHIFFONIER Ragpicker COLPORTEUR Peddler of Books
COOPER Maker of Barrels CORDWAINER Shoemaker
COSTERMONGER Peddler of Fruits/Vegetables CROWNER Coroner
CURRIER Worker of Leather DOCKER Stevedore
DOWSER Water Finder DUFFER Peddler
DRUDGE Menial Laborer DRUMMER Traveling Salesman
FELL MONGER Remover of hair or wool from hides in leather making FLETCHER Made bows and arrows
FULLER Cleaned and Finished Cloth GAOLER Jailer
GLAZIER Window Glassman HACKER Maker of Hoes
HAYMONGER Dealer in Hay HAYWARD Fence Viewer
HATCHELER Combed or Carded Flax HOOPER Made Hoops for Casks
HOSTLER or OSTLER Horse Groomer HIGGLER Itinerant Peddler
HILLIER Roof Tiler HIND Farm Laborer
HOOKER Reaper HOSTLER Cared for Horses
HUCKSTER Sold Small Wares HUSBANDMAN Farmer
JAGGER Fish Peddler JOINER Skilled Carpenter
KEMPSTER Wool Comber Profession, a Gentleman LAVENDER Washer Woman
LEECH or SAWBONES Physician LONGSHOREMAN Stevedore
LORMER Maker of Horse Gear MALENDER Farmer
MALSTER Brewer MANCIPLE Steward
MILLINER Maker of Ladies' Hats MINTMAKER [MINTMASTER] Issuer of Local Currency
MONGER - (i.e., fish) Dealer MULESKINNER Teamster
NEATHHERD Cowherd ORDINARY KEEPER Innkeeper
PERIGRINATOR Itinerant Worker PERUKER Wigmaker
PETTIFOGGER Shyster Lawyer PIGMAN Crockery Dealer
PORTER Door or Gatekeeper PUMBUM Plumber
PUDDLER Wrought Iron Worker QUARRIER Quarry Worker
RATTLEWATCH Town Watchman RIGGER Hoist Tackle Worker
RIPPER Seller of Fish ROPER Maker of Rope or Nets
SALTER Roofer SAWYER Sawed Timber into Boards
SCRIVENER Notary Public SCRUTINEER Election Judge
SHRIEVE Sheriff SLATER Roofer
SNOBSCAT Repaired Shoes SOLICITOR City or County Attorney
SORTOR Tailor SPURRER Maker of Spurs
SQUIRE [ESQUIRE] Practitioner of Law STUFF GOWNSMAN Junior Barrister
TASKER Reaper TEAMSTER Driver of Horses
TIDE WAITER Customs Inspector TIPSTAFF Policeman
TOPPER Spinning Mill Worker TUCKER Cleaner of Cloth Goods
VICTUALER Seller of Food/Drink VULCAN Blacksmith
WHARFINGER Owner of Wharf WEBSTER Weaver-Operated Looms
WHITEWING Streetsweeper WHITSTER Bleacher of Cloth
YEOMAN Farmer Who Owned Land  


Source: RABBIT TRACKS, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter 1993




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