Dutch Occupations Terminology (Dutch to English)


 

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aannemer
  building contractor
aardwerker
  potter
adel
  nobility
adellijk
  noble
aderlating
  bloodletting
advocaat
  lawyer
ambachtsman
  artisan
ambt
  office
ambt.
  (abbreviation for ambtenaar) civil servant
ambtenaar
  civil servant, official
apotheker
  pharmacist
apothekersbediende
  druggist clerk
arbeider
  laborer
arbeidster
  workwoman

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baker
  dry nurse
bakker
  baker
baleinwerker
  whalebone worker
barbier
  barber
beddeschoonmaakster
  chambermaid
bedelaar
  beggar
bediende
  servant
bedrijf
  business
beeldhouwer
  sculptor
begijn
  beguine
begrafenis baas
  undertaker
behoeftigden
  indigent
bekende
  acquaintance
beltwerker
  dumpman
ber.
  (abbreviation for beroep) occupation, trade
beroep
  occupation, trade
beul
  executioner
bewaarder
  warden
bierbrouwer
  brewer
bijker
  bee keeper
bijzit
  mistress
binnenvaarder
  canal boatman
bleeker
  bleacher
blikslager
  tinsmith
bloemist
  florist
blokmaker
  block-maker
boekbinder
  book binder
boekdrukker
  publisher
boekhouder
  bookkeeper
boer
  farmer
boerenarbeider
  farmhand
boerenknecht
  farm worker
borstelmaker
  brush maker
bosbaas
  forester
boswachter
  forester
bouwkundige
  architect
brandweerman
  fireman
broodbakker
  baker
brouwer
  brewer
burgemeester
  mayor
burger
  citizen
buurman
  neighbor

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chirurg
  surgeon
chirurgijn
  surgeon
civil ingenieur
  civil engineer
correspondent
  correspondence clerk
dagloner
  day laborer
daglooner
  day laborer
dekker
  roofer
dienstbode
  servant
dienstmeid
  farm servant girl
dienstmeisje
  servant girl
dienstsmeid
  maid
dijkwerker
  dyke worker
docent
  teacher
dominee
  minister
doodgraver
  grave digger
drukker
  printer

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edelman
  nobleman
eigenaar
  proprietor
eigengeërfde
  freeholder
emigrant
  emigrant
fabriek
  factory, mill
florijn
  guilder

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gaardenier
  gardener
gareelmaker
  harness maker
geestelijke
  clergyman
gemeente ontvanger
  municipal official
gemeenteraadslid
  councilman, town councilor
geneesheer
  physician
gepensioneerd
  retired
geweermaker
  gunsmith
gezworene
  juryman, person under oath
gilde registers
  guild records
glasblazer
  glassblower
goudsmid
  goldsmith
graaf
  count, earl
grafdelver
  grave digger
graveur
  engraver
grofsmid
  blacksmith
grondeigenaren
  property owners
groothandelaar
  trader, merchant
gruttersknecht
  grocer's hand

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handel
  trade, occupation
handwerksgezel
  journeyman
heer
  master, gentleman, Mr.
heerschappen
  gentry, lords
heier
  pile driver
herbergier
  innkeeper
herder
  shepherd
hertog
  duke
hertogdom
  duchy
hertogin
  duchess
hoedenmaakster
  hat maker
hoefsmid
  blacksmith
hoer
  harlot
hondenslager
  dog killer
horlogemaker
  watchmaker
houthakker
  wood-cutter
houthandelaar
  timber merchant
houtskool brander
  charcoal burner
houtvester
  forester
huisschilder
  house painter

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huisvrouw
  wife
huurman
  hired man
ijzergiester
  foundry man
industrieel
  industrialist
ing.
  (abbreviation for ingenieur) civil engineer
ingenieur
  civil engineer
inlandsche
  peddler
inwoner
  inhabitant, citizen

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jager
  hunter
juwelier
  jeweler
kaarsenmaker
  candle maker
kaarsmaker
  candle-maker
kaasman
  cheesemaker
kalkbrander
  lime burner
kapelaan
  curate
kapper
  hairdresser
karman
  coachman
karreman
  cartman
kassier
  cashier
kasteel
  castle
kasteleijn
  inn-keeper
katoenspinner
  cotton spinner
kelner
  waiter
kerk meester
  church warden
kerk voogt
  church warden
keukenmeid
  kitchen maid
kledinghandelaar
  clothier
kleedermaker
  tablecloth maker
kleermaker
  tailor
kleijmaker
  claymaker
klerk
  clerk
klompenmaker
  wooden shoemaker
knecht
  servant
koekbakker
  confectioner
koetsier
  coachman
kofferbeslager
  luggage smith
koffiehuishouder
  cafe proprieter
kok
  cook
koning
  king
koningin
  queen
koopman
  merchant
koopvaarder
  merchantman
koperslager
  coppersmith
korendrager
  wheat carrier
koster
  sexton
kramer
  peddler
kroeghouder
  bar keeper
kruier
  porter
kuijper
  cooper
kuiper
  cooper
kunstschilder
  artist

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laarzenmaker
  bootmaker
lakenvoller
  clothier
lakenwever
  weaver
land verlatend
  emigrant
landbouwer
  farmer
landlieden
  farmers
landman
  cottager, farmer
lantaarnopsteker
  streetlamp lighter
ldm.
  (abbreviation for lidmaat) churchmember
leemvormer
  clay molder
leerjongen
  apprentice
leerling
  student, apprentice, pupil
leerlooier
  tanner
leerlooijer
  tanner
leraar
  teacher
leurder
  hawker
lidmaat
  churchmember
liefdezuster
  nun
lijn-draaier
  rope-maker
lijnslager
  rope maker
likeurstoker
  distiller
linnenwever
  linen weaver
lintwerker
  linen weaver
lithograaf
  lithographer
logementhouder
  innkeeper
looier
  tanner
machinist
  engineer
makelaar
  broker
mandenmaker
  basket maker
mandenvlechter
  basket weaver
marsdrager
  peddler
marskramer
  peddlar
mastmaker
  mastmaker
matig
  poor
matroos
  sailor
medicus
  physician
meier
  tenant farmer, bailiff
meisje
  maiden, girl
melkerij
  dairy
melkfabriek
  dairy
metselaar
  mason, bricklayer
meubelmaker
  furniture maker
mijnwerker
  miner
militaire
  military
minderjarig
  minor
mineur
  miner
modderman
  dredger
modemaakster
  milliner
modiste
  milliner
molen
  mill
molenaar
  miller

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molenmaker
  windmill maker
naaister
  seamstress
nabuur
  neighbor
nachtwacht
  night watch
natuurkundige
  physicist
neger
  Negro
onderwijzer
  teacher
onderwijzeres
  teacher (female)
ontvanger
  tax collector
oppasser
  caretaker
opziener
  overseer
orgelmaker
  organmaker

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paarddriller
  horse trainer
pachter
  tenant farmer, leaser
pakkendrager
  delivery man
papiermaker
  paper-maker
parapluiemaker
  umbrella maker
particulier
  private person
pastoor
  priest
pastor
  catholic priest
patroon
  employer
pettenmaker
  cap maker
photograaf
  photographer
plaatsbewaarster
  seat caretaker
planter
  planter
ploeger
  plowman
politieagent
  policeman
poorter
  citizen, freeman
postbode
  mailman
pottenbakker
  potter
pottenmakker
  pot maker
predikant
  minister
priester
  catholic priest
prins
  prince
prinses
  princess
professor
  university professor

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radelaar
  wheelwright
radmaker
  wheelwright
reitdekker
  roofer, thatcher
rijtuig
  harness maker
ronselaar
  ship shanghai
scheepsbouwer
  shipbuilder
scheepsmaker
  ship builder
scheepstimmerman
  ship's carpenter
schepen
  alderman
schilder
  painter
schoenmaker
  shoemaker
schoolmeester
  schoolmaster
schoorsteenveger
  chimney sweeper
schriver
  writer
secretaris
  secretary
slager
  butcher
smid
  smith
steenbakker
  brickmaker
steendelver
  stonecutter
steenhouwer
  stonemason
stoelenmaker
  chair maker
straatmaker
  street paver
strandjutter
  beachcomber
stratenmaker
  streetpaver
stukadoor
  plasterer
suikerbakker
  sugar-baker

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tapper
  tavern owner
tekenaar
  designer
telegrafist
  telegrapher
timmerlieden
  carpenter
timmerman
  carpenter
tinnegieter
  tinsmith
tolgaarder
  tolltaker
touwslager
  rope maker
traankoker
  whale-oil worker
turfsteker
  peat cutter
uitdekker
  roofer
uitdraagster
  second-hand dealer
uitgever
  publisher
uurwerkmaker
  clockmaker
varensgezel
  sailor
veearts
  veterinarian
veehouder
  cattle farmer
veloarbeider
  field hand
venter
  peddler
verfmaker
  paintmaker
verloskundige
  midwife
verpleegster
  nurse
verwer
  dyer
visscher
  fisherman
voerman
  coach driver
voller
  fuller
vondeling
  abandoned child
vrouw
  woman, wife, female
waaiermaker
  fan maker
waard
  innkeeper
wagenmaker
  wagon maker
washvrouw
  washwoman
werkman
  workman
wielmaker
  wheelwright
winkelier
  shopkeeper
workman
  laborer

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zeelieden
  sailors
zeepzieder
  soap maker
zeilmaker
  sail-maker
zendeling
  missionary
zijdewerker
  silk worker
zilversmid
  silversmith
zoutbereider
  salt maker
zoutzieder
  salt maker
zwager
  brother-in-law