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: 'P'.

German English
Pfandausleiher pawnbroker
Pfandhändler pawn peddlar
Pfannenflicker copper smith
Pferdehändler horse dealer
Porzellanhändler porcelan dealer
Posamentier notions merchant
Pottaschensieder soap maker
prakt. Arzt general physician
praktischer Arzt general physician
Privatier pensioner
Privatlehrer private teacher


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