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New York census, 1870
« on: Wednesday 08 September 21 12:10 BST (UK) »
The occupation of a young man in the 1870 census of New York is entered as "vender".

What kind of work is it likely to mean?  Is it someone who sold things in the street, such as newspapers?

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Re: New York census, 1870
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 September 21 03:25 BST (UK) »
It would be better if you could provide a specific reference or attach an image of the page where this appears. Often, the word is not what it initially appears to be, and seeing it in context can help confirm the spelling and usage.

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Re: New York census, 1870
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 September 21 12:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks.  I'll leave it.


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Re: New York census, 1870
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« Reply #4 on: Monday 13 September 21 15:50 BST (UK) »
Much obliged for that, Genealiza.  I assume "vender" is just a variant spelling.

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 September 21 16:53 BST (UK) »
Apparently, "Vender" is an antiquated spelling of "Vendor".


1870-1900 census occupations:  hucksters/peddlers   3rd page down

https://www2.census.gov/library/publications/decennial/1900/occupations/occupations-part-5.pdf