Resource Spotlight: Old German OccupationsPosted: August 3, 2014
Been a while since I did one of these — and this sure came in handy the other day:
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.