Dutch Occupations

Akkerbouwer - Farmer (without cattle)
Ambtenaar - Civil servant
Arbeider/Arbeidster - Laborer
Bakker - Baker
Bakkersknecht - Baker’s assistant
Bediende - Servant
Beeldhouwer - Sculptor
Bierbrouwer - Brewer of beer
Bierhuishouder - Owner of a beerhouse
Blikslager - Tinsmith, tinker
Bloemist - Florist
Boekhouder - Bookkeeper
Boterfabrikant - Owner of a butter factory
Bringer Faendrig - Warrant officer
Brouwer - Brewer
Chef - Station-master
Coiffeur - Hairdresser
Colporteur - Canvasser, hawker
Commissaris - Commissioner, chief constable
Cuyper - Barrel Maker
Dagloner - Day laborer
Deurwaarder - Doorman, Usher
Dienstbode - Maid servant
Dienstknecht - Hand servant
Dienstmeid - Maid-servant
Fabrikant - Manufacturer or owner of a factory
Gepensionerd - Retired
Grofsmid - Blacksmith
Handarbeider - Labourer
Handelaar - Salesman, broker
Heelmeester - Physician
Hengstenhouder - Owner of stallions
Herbergier - Innkeeper
Herder - Shepherd
Horlogemaker - Watchmaker
Houtzager - Sawyer
Huishoudster - Housekeeper
Ingenieur - Civil Engineer
Jager - Hunter
Kantoorbediende - Office worker, clerk
Kantwerkster - Lace worker
Kapelaan - Chaplain
Kastelein - Innkeeper or Bartender, Publican
Keukenmeid - Cook’s helper
Kleermaker - Tailor
Kleinlandman - Small-scale farmer
Klompmaker - Maker of wooden shoes
Knecht - Assistant, apprentice
Koehouder - Cattle farmer
Koetsier - Coachman
Koewachter - Cowherd
Kok - Cook
Koopman - Salesman, merchant
Kroeghouder - Owner of a bar or cafe
Landarbeider - Agricultural laborer
Landbouwer - Farmer, agriculturalist
Landman - Farmer
Landvrouw - Farmer’s wife
Leerling - Apprentice
Letterzetter - Compositor, typesetter
Leurder/Leurster - Hawker
Logementhouder - Hotel or lodging house operator
Machinist - Engine driver
Marsdrager - Pedlar, hawker
Matroos - Sailor
Mattenmaker - Mat maker
Meid - Maid
Metselaar - Mason
Milicien Soldaat - Soldier
Molenaar - Miller
Molenaarsknecht - Miller’s helper
Monteur - Mechanic
Mutsenmaakster - Maker of caps, bonnets
Naaister - Seamstress
Onderwijzer - Teacher
Particulier(e) - Self-employed person
Plafondwerker - Maker of ceilings
Polderwerker - Worker in a Polder
Pottenbakker - Potter
Rademaker - Wheelmaker
Schaapherder - Sheepherder
Schepen - Sheriff
Schilder - House painter
Schipper - Skipper
Schippersknecht - Skipper’s assistant
Schoemaker - Shoemaker
Schoolmeester - Schoolmaster, Teacher
Sjouwer - Porter
Slachter - Butcher
Slager - Butcher
Smid - Blacksmith
Smidsknecht - Smith’s assistant
Snoeier - Pruner, trimmer
Spoorbeambte - Railroad employee
Stoker - Fireman
Strandwerker - Beachworker
Suikerwerker - Maker of confectionaries, Candymaker
Tapper - Tavern keeper
Tapster - Tavern keper, Publican
Timmerman - Carpenter
Touwslager - Rope maker
Tuinier - Gardener
Varensgezel - Seaman
Veehouder - Cattle farmer
Veldwerker - Fieldhand, laborer
Verpleger/Verpleegster - Nurse
Vissersknecht - Fisherman’s assistant
Voerman - Driver, carrier
Vrachtrijder - Lorrydriver, carrier
Wagenmaker - Cartwright, wagonmaker
Werkman - Male Laborer
Werkmeid/Werkster - Charwoman
Werkvrouw - Female Labourer
Winkelbediende - Shop Assistant
Winkelier/Winkelierster - Shopkeeper
Yker/IJker - Inspector of weights and measurers
Zager - Sawyer
Zakenman - Businessman
Zeeman - Mariner
Zilversmid - Silversmith