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 WHAT JOBS DID OUR ANCESTORS HOLD?


Here is a list of jobs with the title as known by
our ancestors / and the corresponding current title

JOBS PAGE 2
"Cordwainer to Hayward"



Cordwainer:   Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather
from Cordova/Cordoba in Spain


high heel shoes tapping



Costermonger:   Peddler of fruits and vegetables


garden vegetables with crow



Crocker:   Potter


three pots each with a chicken in it



Currier:   One who dresses the coat of a horse with a curry


horse looking out barn door



Docker, Stevedore:  dock worker who loads and unloads cargo

truck driving down the highway



Drayman:   One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides
for carrying heavy loads

forklift lifting pallette



Dresser:   A surgeon's assistant in a hospital


surgeons assistant



Drover:   One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market;


farmer with sheep



Factor Agent:  commission merchant; one who acts or transacts
business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of
an estate


real estate agent shaking hands



Farrier:   A blacksmith, one who shoes horses

horse shoe being made


Faulkner:   Falconer

falcon and glove


Fell monger:   One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation
 for leather making

a sheep eating grass  


Fletcher:   One who made bows and arrows

an arrow hitting the bulls eye target


Fuller:   One who fulls cloth;one who shrinks and thickens woolen
cloth by moistening, heating, and pressing; one who
cleans and finishes cloth

shirts hanging on a clothesline


Gaoler:   A keeper of the goal, a jailer

sheriff flashing his badge



Glazier:   Window glassman


window opening and closing


Hacker:   Maker of hoes

rabbit hoeing garden


Haymonger:   Dealer in hay

old pickup truck full of hay


Hayward:   Keeper of fences

cowboy repairing fence





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