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Offline Sprov

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German Occupation
« on: Saturday 02 October 21 14:28 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to decipher my great-great-grandfather's profession (in kurrent script) and I'm stuck! The closest I can guess is Kostillon but I can't figure out what that means. Last two examples are other words before his name, thought those might give clues.  Thanks in advance for anyone who can help me with this!

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Re: German Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 October 21 19:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Sprov, and welcome to RC!

I think it could be Postillon/Postillion:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postilion

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Karen
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Re: German Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 October 21 01:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I think you're correct! I found this even more specific page about postillion in Prussia! http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Postillon


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Re: German Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 October 21 07:27 BST (UK) »
Quite agree, Postillon

The Postillon was the leader of a team of horses that were used in the postal services

The last two examples read:
verstorbenen Landbriefträger – deceased country postman
verstorbenen Briefträger – deceased postman