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: 'S'.

German English
Sattler saddle maker
Schacherhändler peddlar
Schächter shochet/butcher
Schächter u. Synagogen Diener shochet/sexton
Schechter butcher (shochet)
Schlächter butcher
Schmuser broker
Schneider tailor
Schneidergeselle journeyman tailor
Schneiderm. master tailor
Schneidermeister master tailor
Schnittwaarenhändler fabric merchant
Schnittwaren Händler fabric merchant
Schreiber scribe
Schreibmat. Händler merchant in stationary
Schreibmateri. Händler merchant in stationary
Schreibmaterialienhändler merchant in stationary
Schuhflicker shoe repairman
Schuhmacher cobbler
Schulgehilfe assistant teacher
Schullehrer teacher
Schulmeister teacher
Schuster cobbler
Seifensieder soap maker
Seiler rope maker
Silberschmied silver smith
Söldner tenant farmer
Spassmacher entertainer
Spezerey Krämer grocer
Spiegelfabrikant mirror manufacturer
Spiegelhändler mirror merchant


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