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Occupations : C

OCCUPATIONS :C

CADDIE messenger or errand boy
CADDY BUTCHER butcher that dealt in horse meat
CADGER beggar
CAFENDER carpenter
CAFFLER rag and bone collector
CAINER made walking sticks
CAIRD another term for a tinker
CALCINER burnt bones to make powdered lime
CALENDER one who listed documents
CALENDERER operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper
CALENDERMAN operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper
CALENDER WORKER operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper
CALICO PRINTER dyed and coloured calico
CAMBIST banker
CAMBRIC MAKER made a fine linen or cotton fabric called cambric
CAMERIST lady's maid
CAMISTER minister of the cloth
CAMLET MERCHANT seller of camlet, cloth used to make cloaks & petticoats
CANCELLARIUS chancellor
CANDLE MAKER who made and sold candles
CANDLER who made and sold candles
CANDY MAN travelling candy salesman and also slang name for a bailiff
CANER one who made the seats for chairs out of woven cane
CANNALLER canal boat worker
CANTER religious speaker who uses cant
CANTING CALLER auctioneer
CANVASER one who made canvas
CAPER cap maker
CAPILLAIRE MAKER one who made orange flavoured syrup
CAPITALIST investor
CAP MAKER made caps usually worn by the working class
CAPPER made caps usually worn by the working class
CAPTAIN in charge of a ship or a group of soldiers and also term for an overseer
CARDER cards wool
CARDMAKER maker of cards or instruments for combing wool
CARD NAILER maintained the teeth (nails) on the carding machine used for preparing wool and cotton for weaving
CARD NAILORA maintained the teeth (nails) on the carding machine used for preparing wool and cotton for weaving
CARDROOMER term for anyone who worked in the carding room of the mills
CARMAN one who drove a vehicle used to transport goods
CARNIFEX butcher
CARPENTARIUS carpenter
CARRIER one who drove a vehicle used to transport goods
CARTER one who carries or conveys in or as if in a cart
CARTER one who drove a vehicle used to transport goods
CARTOGRAPHER map maker
CARTOMANCER fortune teller who used cards
CART WHEELER one who made cart wheels
CARTWRIGHT maker of carts & wagons
CASHMARIE one who sold fish usually at inland markets
CASTER made small bottles used for sprinkling salt, pepper, sugar etc
CASTORA made small bottles used for sprinkling salt, pepper, sugar etc
CASTRATOR Person who castrated farm animals aka gelder
CATAGMAN cottager
CATCHPOLE sheriff's assistant or bailiff
CATCHPOLLA sheriff's assistant or bailiff
CATECHISTA teacher of religion
CATTLE JOBBER buys and sells cattle
CAULKER filled up cracks (in ships or windows) or seams to make them watertight
CEAPMAN dealer or peddler of goods usually itinerant going from village to village.
CEILER puts up the ceilings in buildings
CELLARMAN looked after the beer, wines and spirits in public houses or the warehouse
CEMMER hand combed the yarn before weaving
CHAFF CUTTER made chaff by cutting straw
CHAFFERER dealer in chaff
CHAIR BODGER travelling chair repairman
CHAIR BOTTOMER one who made the seats for chairs out of woven cane
CHAISE MAKER made carts from wicker
CHALONER dealer in shalloon, a material made in Chalons
CHAMBERLAIN steward to either royalty or nobility, in charge of the household
CHAMBERMAID female servant attending to bedrooms in houses or inns
CHAMBER MASTER shoemaker that worked from home as an out-worker or selling direct
CHANDLER candle seller, grocer, provisioner, usually associated with provisioning ships
CHANTY MAN sailor who led singing of sea shanties in order to keep time
CHAPELER made and sold hats
CHAPMAN dealer or peddler of goods usually itinerant going from village to village.
CHARCOAL BURNER made charcoal usually in the woods where the trees were cut
CHARMAN one who drove a vehicle used to transport goods
CHARTMASTER middleman that negotiated mining contracts and supplied the labour
CHARWOMAN cleaning woman
CHATELAINE mistress of a castle or house
CHAUNTER street entertainer who sung ballads
CHEESE FACTOR dealer in cheeses
CHEESEMAN dealer in cheeses
CHEESE MONGER dealer in cheeses
CHIFFONIER wig maker or rag-picker
CHILDBED LINEN WAREHOUSE DEALER hired bed linen for childbirth as most children were born at home
CHILDBED LINEN WAREHOUSE KEEPER hired bed linen for childbirth as most children were born at home
CHIMNEY SWEEP chimney cleaner
CHINGLOR roof tiler who used wooden shingles
CHIP Ship-wright or carpenter
CHIPPERS LABOURER assistant to a ship-wright or ships carpenter
CHIROPODIST treats diseases of the feet & hands
CHIRUGION apothecary or surgeon (usually learned by apprenticeship)
CHIRURGEON apothecary or surgeon (usually learned by apprenticeship)
CHOWDER fish monger
CHRONOLOGIST recorded official events of historical importance
CINDER WENCH female who collected the cinders from gas works and sold them door to door
CISSOR tailor
CLAKER magician/astrologer
CLAPMAN town crier
CLARK clerk
CLASSMAN unemployed labourer
CLAVIGER servant
CLAY CARRIER assistant to the shot firer in the pits
CLAYMAN worked in the clay pits usually preparing the clay for making bricks and also one who coated the outside of buildings with clay to make them water proof
CLERICUS clerk
CLERK clergyman or cleric
CLEYMAN worked in the clay pits usually preparing the clay for making bricks and also one who coated the outside of buildings with clay to make them water proof
CLICKER worked in the shoe trade cutting out the uppers made the shoelace holes and one in charge of the final stage of layout before printing in printing industry
CLIPPER attached the coal carts to the wire or rope which was used to drag the carts to and from the coal face
CLIPPER OFF attached the coal carts to the wire or rope which was used to drag the carts to and from the coal face
CLIPPER ON attached the coal carts to the wire or rope which was used to drag the carts to and from the coal face
CLOD HOPPER ploughman
CLOGGER maker of wooden shoes
CLOTHESMAN who made or sold clothes
CLOTHIER who made or sold clothes
CLOTH LAPPER took the cloth from the carding machine readied it for the next process
CLOTH LINTER removed unwanted threads and lint from the finished material
CLOTHMAN who made or sold clothes
CLOTH PICKER removed unwanted threads and lint from the finished material
CLOUTER made nails also another term for a shoemaker for the former term
CLOWER made nails also another term for a shoemaker for the former term
COACH DRIVER drove any coach
COACHMAN drove any coach
COAL BACKER carried the sacks of coal from the coal barge to the coal wagons
COAL BURNER made charcoal
COAL DRAWER worked in the mines pushing or dragging the coal carts the the bottom of the pit
COAL HEAVER unloaded coal
COAL HIGGLER sold coal usually from a horse and cart, house to house.
COALMAN sold coal usually from a horse and cart, house to house.
COAL MERCHANT sold coal usually from a horse and cart, house to house.
COALMETER measured the coal
COAL RUNNER attended the coal carts underground
COAL WHIPPER unloaded coal from ships using baskets attached to a simple form of crane
COAST SURVEYOR customs officer who watched over the offloading of goods on the coast
COAST WAITER customs officer who watched over the offloading of goods on the coast
COBBLER shoemaker
COBLEMAN used a flat bottomed boat for fishing
COCUS cook
COD PLACER put fire proof containers which held the pottery for firing into the kiln
COHEN a priest
COINER worked at the mint stamping out coins
COLLAR MAKER made horse collars and one who made shirt collars
COLLIER coal miner, a coal merchant or one who worked on the coal barges
COLONUS Latin for farmer or husbandman
COLOURATOR worked with dyes
COLOURATORA worked with dyes
COLOUR MAN mixed the dyes in the textile trade and also assistant to a house painter
COLPORTEUR travelling Bible or religious book salesman
COMBER combs wool
COMBERE combs wool
COMB MAKER made combs either for the textile industry for combing wool etc. or the maker of hair combs
COMPOSITOR set the type ready for printing
CONDER gave steering instructions to the steersman and also gave directions to inshore fisherman of fish movements on shoals (usually from the top of cliffs or rocks)
CONEY CATCHER rabbit catcher
CONFECTIONER candy maker
CONNER inspector or tester
CONNER gave steering instructions to the steersman and also gave directions to inshore fisherman of fish movements on shoals (usually from the top of cliffs or rocks)
COOPER maker of barrels
COPEMAN dealer in goods
COPEMAN dealer or peddler of goods usually itinerant going from village to village.
COPER dishonest dealer in horses
COPPERBEATER coppersmith
COPPERBETER coppersmith
COPPERSMITH worked with copper
CORACLE MAKER made coracles, a small round boat used for fishing
CORDINER originally term used for one who worked with Cordovan (a special leather from Spain) but later term used for shoemaker
CORDWAINER originally term used for one who worked with Cordovan (a special leather from Spain) but later term used for shoemaker
CORRETIER horse dealer
CORVINER originally term used for one who worked with Cordovan (a special leather from Spain) but later term used for shoemaker
CORVISOR originally term used for one who worked with Cordovan (a special leather from Spain) but later term used for shoemaker
COSTERMONGER fruit seller
COSTER WIFE female fruit seller
COTILER cutler
COUPER one who buys & sells
COUPLE BEGGAR travelling priest who performed marriages
COURANTEER journalist
COWHERD cow tender
COWKEEPER one who kept one or more cows (a common source of livelihood in cities) when a cow was kept in the back yard of a house, providing milk which was sold at the front door or window, forerunner of the local dairy
COW LEECH veterinary practitioner
COXWAIN ship or boat helmsman
CRATCH MAKER made cratches (mangers, cribs, or frames) for hay
CRIER law court officer, auctioneer, town announcer
CRIMPER member of navy press gang
CROFTER tenant of a small piece of land
CROPPER tenant who is paid with a share of the crop
CROWNER coroner
CUHREUR currier
CUNREUR currier
CUPER maker of barrels
CURER cures tobacco
CURRETTER broker
CURRIER cures or tans hides
CUSTOMER customs tax collector
CUSTOS guardian or warder
CUTLER knife seller or sharpener

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