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: 'M'.

German English
Makler broker
Maler painter
Markth√§ndler market merchant
Melber grain dealer
Melbermeister master grain dealer
Metzger butcher
Metzgermeister master butcher
Mezger butcher
Musikand musician
Musikant Musician
Musikus musician


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