Old Time Occupations beginning with the letter L

Ships passenger lists, census returns and other documents used in genealogy may give an ancestor’s occupation, this list gives more modern interpretations of those terms.

Lardner – official in charge of pig food or keeper of the cupboard
Latouner – worker in latten (a metal resembling brass)
Lavender – washer woman
Lederer – leather maker
Leech – physician
Limeburner – maker of lime
Limner – draughtsman or artist
Lokeer – locksmith
Longshoreman – stevedor
Lorimer/lormer – bridlemaker

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