Old Time Occupations beginning with the letter G

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.

Gaoler – jailer
Garcifer/Garcio – groom; attendant
Garlekmonger – garlicmonger; dealer in garlic
Ginerr – joiner
Glassewryght – glasswright; maker and mender of glassware
Glazier – glazier; repairer of windows
Glover – dealer or maker of gloves
Gobar – jobber
Grecher – grocer
Guilderer – maker of gold or silver coins
Gynour – engineer

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