Greene County, Arkansas


  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, ship supplier
  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 set lead 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; notary public
  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                 An 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
  compiled by Dan Burrows
  "I put these 130 items together from many sources and used it as a handout
 for our local Orange County (NY) Genealogical Society.  I was asked by many  recipients if the CHART could be forwarded to other lists or used in local
 newsletters.  The answer is yes -- please share this information."
  Dan Burrows -


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