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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

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