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ARTHURIAN OCCUPATION

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Minstrel

Dwarf Assistant

Squire/Knight

Pictish Raider

Priest/Nun/Monk

Holy Hermit

Robber Knight

Saxon Raider

Sorcerer/Sorceress

Druid

Roman Landowner

Beggar

Serf

Street Vendor

Herbalist

Laborer

Peddler

Sailor

Scholar

Traveling Artisan

Barber

Clerk

Scribe

Herald

Leech

Lady-in-waiting

Seneschal

Cooper - barrel maker

Carpenter - wood worker

Mason - brick builder

Basket Weaver

Butcher

Candle Maker

Royal Cook

Royal Groundskeeper

Falconer

Innkeeper

Stablemaster

Cobbler- shoemaker

Sailor

Scholar

Maidservant

Barber

Water Carrier/Porter

Laundress

Bather - bath house owner

Copyist - makes books

accomptant or actuary - man who does financial bookkeeping

accoucheus - midwife

bailiff - the man who makes arrests and executions. Bailiff was not primarily used for the office of policeman. Etymologically, bailiffs were those in charge of the bailey - in effect, manager of the craftsmen and servants in a castle or manor house.

barrister - solicitor or lawyer

butler - one in charge of the buttery (where alcohol was kept

carter - one who drives carts

carver - the servant who cut the meat

cellarer - one in charge of the wine cellar

chamberlain - a private attendant who waits on his lord in his bedchamber

chimney sweep - one who cleans chimneys and smokestacks.

chirurgeon - doctor or surgeon

tinker - one who fixes things

cook - one who cooks, especially food.

cowherd - one who looks after a herd of cows. A medieval cowboy, as it were.

  • currier - see tanner

dairymaid

dapifer - a servant who brings the meat to the table

dentist

ditcher - one who digs ditches

animal trainer - mostly dogs

dung carter

executioner

famulus - a servant or attendant of a scholar or a magician" (Random House Dictionary of the English Language)

farrier - maker of tack, esp. horeshoes; also a horse-veteranarian

groom - one who takes care of the horses

harlot - vagabond, beggar, rogue, 14th century male servant, attendant or menial, and 15th century, loose woman

horseleech - veterinarian, farrier

link man - boy/man who will carry a torch to guide people through the night

maid - a female household servant. A maid is always female; the word literally means virgin.

 

midwife - humorously known as a babycatcher

miller - the person who turns grains into flour.

napier - the person who manages royal linens

nurse

panter - keeper of the pantry

pavior - one who lays pavement

pavyler - put up pavilions/tents

pissprophet - doctors who would diagnose disease from a patient's urine, specifically from the sight, smell,

                     and taste of the urine.

potboy - cleans out chamber pots

privycleaner

procurator - or proctor, this is a kind of legal agent or representative

quartermaster - organizes the storage and weaponry

ragpicker - sorts through leftover rags, find re-usable ones

raker - street sanitation worker

riveter - one who rivets (a rivet being a nail designed to secure metal to metal)

scullion - the bottom-rung servant in a household

seneschal - senior steward

tapster - one who draws ale, etc. at an inn; innkeeper/bartender/barmaid

teamster - one who drives a team of oxen or horses

trencherman - carver, trench-digger

userer - a moneylender, specifically a Jewish moneylender (the only people allowed to hold such a job in the Middle Ages)

wagoner - wagon or cart driver

waller - one who builds walls

wattler - made 'wattle fences' for sheep

weeper

wetnurse

 

  • basinbeater - ? a maker of metal basins ?
  • belter - ? maker of belts ?
  • fool for money - ?
  • gluttonous fool - ?
  • nailer - ? one who makes nails ?
  • rivener - ?
  • tentsman - ?
  • terrazo grinder/mosaic layer - ?
  • thimbler - ?

 

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