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Re: What does "fs" mean in the1841 census?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 26 April 16 11:52 BST (UK) »
I just found a Scottish census record from 1851 that shows FS as "farm servant."

Likewise. I have seen it often.

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Re: What does "fs" mean in the1841 census?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 26 April 16 11:59 BST (UK) »
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FS = Female Servant was the official abbreviation for the 1841 census only, it did not apply to later censuses

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Re: What does "fs" mean in the1841 census?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 April 16 12:13 BST (UK) »
The instructions to the Enumerator for 1851 were that male and female farm servants who sleep in the house will be entered in the Household Schedule, and their particular employments as waggoner, dairy maid, &c., inserted in the column headed "Occupation."

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Re: What does "fs" mean in the1841 census?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 23 October 17 13:41 BST (UK) »
Glad you got it sorted the FS - any chance you could put your profile picture in the restoration section - it looks like it could do with a good bash . . . : )

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Re: What does "fs" mean in the1841 census?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 09 February 18 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I think fs  would be farm servant for many people depending on where they are living.  :-\
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