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: 'G'.

German English
Galanderiew.Händler lingerie merchant
Galanterie Händler lingerie merchant
Garküchner caterer
Geldverleiher money lender
Gemeindediener shamash
Gemeindeschreiber community clerk
Gerber tanner
Gerbermeister master tanner
Glaser glazier
Goldschmied gold smith
Goldsticker gold embroiderer
Grosshändler wholesaler

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