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Old occupations.

Old British Occupations

Use the links below to help you understand what your ancestors did for a job.

  • Some older census occupations.
  • Hundreds of old occupations and their meanings.
  • Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
  • Hall Genealogy website.
  • GENUKI - UK and Ireland occupations.
  • Scotsroots.com
  • Glossary of archaic terms - also a number of Modern Scots words and phrases, useful for genealogical research. Legal terms, words linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.
  • genealogy.about.com - this glossary of old occupations explains the function of hundreds of old occupations, trades, and job titles.


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