Old Time Occupations beginning with the letter R

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.

Revenuer – federal officer enforcing the law against illegal manufacturing of whisky
Rigger – hoist tackler worker
Ripper – fish monger
Roper – ropemaker; maker of rope or nets
Rotarius – wheelwright
Rower – builder of (small) wagon wheels

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