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Offline Greensleeves

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Census occupation
« on: Saturday 09 March 19 21:33 GMT (UK) »
My daughter shared this with me,  which I found amusing.  Anyone else got any interesting occupations in their trees?
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
Norway: Torreson/Torsen/Torrison
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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 09 March 19 21:47 GMT (UK) »
This is a great site for old occupations, lots of really strange ones

http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/b.html


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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 March 19 11:50 GMT (UK) »
Obviously a wayward daughter !!

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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 March 19 12:08 GMT (UK) »
It could have applied to me but I was definitely not wayward. ;D
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W

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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 March 19 12:10 GMT (UK) »
My favourite was a transcription error rather than a comment from an enumerator.  Occupation was listed as "murgical sterdent".  Wasn't even one of mine but I had to look at the image.


I have one census where a child was listed occupation as nursling. I found it strange that it was put in the occupation column.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others

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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 March 19 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Another mistranscription: robber shoemaker.

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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 March 19 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure it was a mistranscription? Have you seen the prices some of those fashion places charge?  ;D
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 March 19 16:02 GMT (UK) »
Love It  ;D ;D ;D My favourite is "Trunter's Assistant"...I spent ages trying to work it out...she was a Fruiterer's Assistant  ;D ;D

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Re: Census occupation
« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 March 19 08:21 GMT (UK) »
On the 1911 Census my great uncle, a retired grocer, was transcribed as Retired Queer!!!
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Owen: Cheshire
Pfisterer (Fisher): West Riding Yks 1850-1875
Fisher (Pfisterer): Des Moines, Iowa 1886-
Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W