How many times have you come across an occupation in the census or other record and all you could do was scratch your head. This list was compiled by Dan Burrows and graciously has allowed us to post this. Thank you Dan for your hard work in putting this collection of occupations together!

bulletAccomptant - Accountant
bulletAlmoner- Giver of charity to the needy
bulletAmanuensis - Secretary or stenographer
bulletArtificer - A soldier mechanic who does repairs
bulletBailie - Bailiff
bulletBaxter - Baker
bulletBluestocking -  Female writer
bulletBoniface - Keeper of an inn
bulletBrazier - One who works with brass
bulletBrewster - Beer manufacturer
bulletBrightsmith - Metal Worker
bulletBurgonmaster - Mayor
bulletCaulker - One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows or seems to make them watertight by using tar or oakum-hem fiber produced by taking old ropes apart.
bulletChaisemaker - Carriage maker
bulletChandler - Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles;retailer of groceries, ship supplier
bulletChiffonnier - Wig maker
bulletClark - Clerk
bulletClerk - Clergyman, cleric
bulletClicker - The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite customers; one who received the matter in the galley from
the compositors and arranged it in due form ready for printing; one who makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked.
bulletCohen - Priest
bulletCollier - Coal miner
bulletColporteur -  Peddler of books
bulletCooper - One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops,such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc
bulletCordwainer - Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather from Cordova/Cordoba in Spain
bulletCostermonger - Peddler of fruits and vegetables
bulletCrocker - Potter
bulletCrowner - Coroner
bulletCurrier - One who dresses the coat of a horse with a currycomb;one who tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease
bulletDocker - Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
bulletDowser - One who finds water using a rod or witching stick
bulletDraper - A dealer in dry goods
bulletDrayman - One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides for carrying heavy loads
bulletDresser-  A surgeon's assistant in a hospital
bulletDrover - One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market; a dealer in cattle
bulletDuffer - Peddler
bulletFactor - Agent, commission merchant; one who acts or transacts business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate.
bulletFarrier - A blacksmith, one who shoes horses
bulletFaulkner-  Falconer
bulletFellmonger - One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation for leather making
bulletFletcher - One who made bows and arrows
bulletFuller - One who fulls cloth;one who shrinks and thickens woolen cloth by moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans and finishes cloth
bulletGaoler - A keeper of the goal, a jai
bulletGlazier - Window glassmanHacker - Maker of hoes
bulletHatcheler - One who combed out or carded flax
bulletHaymonger - Dealer in hay
bulletHayward - Keeper of fences
bulletHiggler - Itinerant peddler
bulletHillier - Roof tiler
bulletHind-  A farm laborer
bulletHolster - A groom who took care of horses, often at an inn
bulletHooker - Reaper
bulletHooper - One who made hoops for casks and barrels
bulletHuckster - Sells small wares
bulletHusbandman - A farmer who cultivated the land
bulletJagger - Fish peddler
bulletJourneyman - One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft,not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day.
bulletJoyner / Joiner - A skilled carpenter
bulletKeeler - Bargeman
bulletKempster - Wool comber
bulletLardner - Keeper of the cupboard
bulletLather - Installer of lath strips in old-time walls
bulletLavender - Washer woman
bulletLederer - Leather maker
bulletLeech - Physician
bulletLongshoreman - Stevedore
bulletLormer - Maker of horse gear
bulletMalender - Farmer
bulletMaltster - Brewer
bulletManciple - A steward
bulletMason - Bricklayer
bulletMintmaster - One who issued local currency
bulletMonger - Seller of goods (ale, fish)
bulletMuleskinner - Teamster
bulletNeatherder - Herds cows
bulletOrdinary Keeper-  Innkeeper with fixed prices
bulletPattern Maker - A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog was a wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end
bulletPeregrinator - Itinerant wanderer
bulletPeruker - A wig maker
bulletPettifogger - A shyster lawyer
bulletPigman - Crockery dealer
bulletPlumber - One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead frames for plain or stained glass windows.
bulletPorter - Door keeper
bulletPuddler - Wrought iron worker
bulletQuarrier-  Quarry worker
bulletRigger - Hoist tackle worker
bulletRipper - Seller of fish
bulletRoper - Maker of rope or nets
bulletSaddler - One who makes, repairs or sells saddles or other furnishings for horses.
bulletSawbones- Physician
bulletSawyer - One who saws; carpenter
bulletSchumacker - Shoemaker
bulletScribler - A minor or worthless author
bulletScrivener - Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public
bulletScrutiner - Election judge
bulletShrieve / SheriffSlater - Roofer
bulletSlopseller- Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
bulletSnobscat / Snob - One who repaired shoes
bulletSorter - Tailor
bulletSpinster - A woman who spins or an unmarried woman
bulletSpurrer - Maker of spurs
bulletSquire - Country gentleman; farm owner; justice of peace
bulletStuff gown - Junior barrister
bulletStuff gownsman - Junior barrister
bulletSupercargo - Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and the commercial concerns of the ship.
bulletTanner - One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather
bulletTapley - One who puts the tap in an ale cask
bulletTasker - Reaper
bulletTeamster - One who drives a team for hauling
bulletThatcher - Roofer
bulletTide waiter - Customs inspector
bulletTinker - An itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman
bulletTipstaff - Policeman
bulletTravers - Toll bridge collection
bulletTucker - Cleaner of cloth goods
bulletTurner - A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles
bulletVictualer - A tavern keeper, or one who provides an army,navy, or ship with food
bulletVulcan - Blacksmith
bulletWagoner - Teamster not for hire
bulletWainwright - Wagon maker
bulletWaiter - Customs officer or tide waiter; one who waited on the tide to collect duty on goods brought in.
bulletWaterman - Boatman who plies for hire
bulletWebster - Operator of looms
bulletWharfinger - Owner of a wharf
bulletWheelwright - One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages,etc.
bulletWhitesmith - Tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
bulletWhitewing - Street sweeper
bulletWhitster - Bleach of cloth
bulletWright - Workman, especially a construction worker
bulletYeoman - Farmer who owns his own land

Compiled by Dan Burrows
"I put these 130 items together from many sources and used it as a handout for our local Orange County (NY) Genealogical Society."
Dan Burrows -