Resource Spotlight: Old German Occupations

Been a while since I did one of these — and this sure came in handy the other day:

List of Old German Professions

Befuddled by someone’s Beruf? This is a collection of  dozens of archaic German words describing what people did for a living. For me, it cleared up the designation “Komiss” on a manifest. This term (and similar ones such as Kommerziant) were used to describe sales clerks and the like.

I found it easiest to use when I did a text search on the term I was wondering about. Lots and lots of words here — maybe you’ll find one of them useful.

We have Milan Tyler-Pohontsch at European Roots to thank for this fascinating list.

 

 

 

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