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Occupations in Dutch & English


  Akkerbouwer - Farmer (without cattle)
  Ambtenaar - Civil servant
  Arbeider/Arbeidster - Labourer
  Bakker - Baker
  Bakkersknecht - Baker's assistant
  Bediende - Servant
  Beeldhouwer - Sculptor
  Bierbrouwer - Brewer of beer
  Bierhuishouder - Owner of a beerhouse
  Blikslager - Tinsmith, tinker
  Bloemist - Florist
  Boekhouder - Bookkeeper
  Boterfabrikant - Owner of a butter factory
  Bringer Faendrig - Warrant officer
  Brouwer - Brewer
  Chef - Station-master
  Coiffeur - Hairdresser
  Colporteur - Canvasser, hawker
  Commissaris - Commissioner, chief constable
  Cuyper - Barrel Maker
  Dagloner - Day labourer
  Deurwaarder - Doorman, Usher
  Dienstbode - Maid servant
  Dienstknecht - Hand servant
  Dienstmeid - Maid-servant
  Fabrikant - Manufacturer or owner of a factory
  Gepensionerd - Retired
  Grofsmid - Blacksmith
  Handarbeider - Labourer
  Handelaar - Salesman, broker
  Heelmeester - Physician
  Hengstenhouder - Owner of stallions
  Herbergier - Innkeeper
  Herder - Shepherd
  Horlogemaker - Watchmaker
  Houtzager - Sawyer
  Huishoudster - Housekeeper
  Ingenieur - Civil Engineer
  Jager - Hunter
  Kantoorbediende - Office worker, clerk
  Kantwerkster - Lace worker
  Kapelaan - Chaplain
  Kastelein - Innkeeper or Bartender, Publican
  Keukenmeid - Cook's helper
  Kleermaker - Tailor
  Kleinlandman - Small-scale farmer
  Klompmaker - Maker of wooden shoes
  Knecht - Assistant, apprentice
  Koehouder - Cattle farmer
  Koetsier - Coachman
  Koewachter - Cowherd
  Kok - Cook
  Koopman - Salesman, merchant
  Kroeghouder - Owner of a bar or cafe
  Landarbeider - Agricultural labourer
  Landbouwer - Farmer, agriculturalist
  Landman - Farmer
  Landvrouw - Farmer's wife
  Leerling - Apprentice
  Letterzetter - Compositor, typesetter
  Leurder/Leurster - Hawker
  Logementhouder - Hotel or lodging house operator
  Machinist - Engine driver
  Marsdrager - Pedlar, hawker
  Matroos - Sailor
  Mattenmaker - Mat maker
  Meid - Maid
  Metselaar - Mason
  Milicien Soldaat - Soldier
  Molenaar - Miller
  Molenaarsknecht - Miller's helper
  Monteur - Mechanic
  Mutsenmaakster - Maker of caps, bonnets
  Naaister - Seamstress
  Onderwijzer - Teacher
  Particulier(e) - Self-employed person
  Plafondwerker - Maker of ceilings
  Polderwerker - Worker in a Polder
  Pottenbakker - Potter
  Rademaker - Wheelmaker
  Schaapherder - Sheepherder
  Schepen - Sheriff
  Schilder - House painter
  Schipper - Skipper
  Schippersknecht - Skipper's assistant
  Schoemaker - Shoemaker
  Schoolmeester - Schoolmaster, Teacher
  Sjouwer - Porter
  Slachter - Butcher
  Slager - Butcher
  Smid - Blacksmith
  Smidsknecht - Smith's assistant
  Snoeier - Pruner, trimmer
  Spoorbeambte - Railroad employee
  Stoker - Fireman
  Strandwerker - Beachworker
  Suikerwerker - Maker of confectionaries, Candymaker
  Tapper - Tavern keeper
  Tapster - Tavern keper, Publican
  Timmerman - Carpenter
  Touwslager - Rope maker
  Tuinier - Gardener
  Varensgezel - Seaman
  Veehouder - Cattle farmer
  Veldwerker - Fieldhand, labourer
  Verpleger/Verpleegster - Nurse
  Vissersknecht - Fisherman's assistant
  Voerman - Driver, carrier
  Vrachtrijder - Lorrydriver, carrier
  Wagenmaker - Cartwright, wagonmaker
  Werkman - Male Labourer
  Werkmeid/Werkster - Charwoman
  Werkvrouw - Female Labourer
  Winkelbediende - Shop Assistant
  Winkelier/Winkelierster - Shopkeeper
  Yker/IJker - Inspector of weights and measurers
  Zager - Sawyer
  Zakenman - Businessman
  Zeeman - Mariner
  Zilversmid - Silversmith

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