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: 'B'.

German English
Bäcker baker
Bäckermeister master baker
Bader bath attendant
Bäkermeister master baker
Bäkker baker
Banquier banker
Bardscherer barber
Bartscherer barber
Beisitz advisor
Bek baker
Beschneider mohel
Bote messenger
Branntweinbrenner distiller
Buchbinder book binder
Buchhalter bookkeeper
Büttner cooper


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