Jobs That No Longer Exist, or New Names
Ever run across reference to ‘William was a ___ for 20 years’ and you have no clue what that was?
Someone has compiled a list of those jobs with an explanation.
- BATMAN – officers servant in the army
- BILLIER / BILLYMAN – operated a Billy Roller, a machine used in the cotton industry to prepare the cotton for spinning
- CARTWRIGHT – maker of carts & wagons
Some of these jobs still do exist, but we call them something else today.
- MUDLARK – sewer cleaner, riverbank scavenger
- NIMGIMMER – doctor
- PETERMAN – fisherman
Or, the job sounds familiar but the actual job is something different.
- PASTOR – shepherd
- QUARREL PICKER – glazier
View a loooooooooong list of job titles and their description on Rootsweb.
Got info? Bill Golden Norfolk1956@gmail.com
GoldenGenealogy.com is moderated by Bill Golden — in search of his own family.
To find his, he collects and shares what he finds. His Pokemon strategy is to collect them all while finding his.
Bill Golden Norfolk1956@gmail.com