Jewish Occupations

Nineteenth century German occupation names are sometimes difficult to translate. Also, they reflect on the socio-economic situation of the Jews at that time. The spelling in civil records was often haphazard. This page may help you in figuring out what your ancestor did for a living.

Pick the starting letter of the specific occupation you are looking for!

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The following occupations start with the letter: 'F'.

German English
Fabrikant manufacturer
Federnhandl feather merchant
Feuerschwamfabrikant tinder manufacturer
Fischhändler fishmonger
fremder Jud stranger

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