Author Topic: Surnames / occupations  (Read 11732 times)

Offline Hart45

  • RootsChat Pioneer
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Surnames / occupations
« Reply #36 on: Saturday 13 April 19 16:40 BST (UK) »
Hi there,  found this thread online. I'm decended from Yorkshire and Lancashire romanys and a few worked in the occupations that are mentioned especially in the cotton Mills none served apprenticeships.
From what I have read "mechanic" was just a general term used for an unskilled worker usually in metal or craft work.
Hartley and Metcalfe are both Romany names from the North.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline GingerVicky

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 313
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Surnames / occupations
« Reply #37 on: Monday 22 April 19 22:10 BST (UK) »
I have been researching my friends gypsy family. Most of the occupations I've found so far are Hawker or flower Hawker, collector of ferns, agricultural Labourer, general Labourer, market gardener.
In this family they had grand Biblical names such a Solomon, Abraham, Matthew and other names like Adelaide and Keziah.
In the 1901 census, three of the families were living next to each other.
Their addresses were things like "Birch cottages"
In the 1939 register, it said "Birch cottages" (a caravan)
Don't know if this helps at all but thought I'd share what I found out.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.