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: 'L'.

German English
Landesoberrabiner chief rabbi
Landesvorg√§nger head of Jewish communities for state
Lebkuchner gingerbread baker
Lebzeltner gingerbread baker
Lederh√§ndler leather merchant
Lehrer teacher
Lehrer - Mezger teacher, shochet
Leimsieder glue maker
Lichterzieher candle maker
Lohnerwerb hired hand
Lotterie Einnehmer lottery salesman
Lotterie-Collecteur lottery salesman
Lotterieeinnehmer lottery salesman
Lotto Colekteur lotterie sellor
Lotto-Collecteur lottery salesman


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