Vocations of Old

Accomptant  Accountant
Almoner  Giver of charity to the needy
Amanuensis  Secretary or stenographer
Angle Iron Smith He made angle iron ie. flat iron bars bent at right angles lengthways
Ankle Beater A young person who helped to drive the cattle to market
Annatto Maker worked in the manufacture of dyes for paint or printing 
Apprentice was bound to a skilled worker for a specified time to learn a trade
Avowry term for the lord of the manor 
Axel Tree Turner made axels for coaches and wagons
Artificer  A soldier mechanic who does repairs
Bailie  Bailiff
Baxter  Baker
Bluestocking  Female writer
Boniface  Keeper of an inn
Brazier  One who works with brass
Brewster  Beer manufacturer
Brightsmith  Metal Worker
Burgonmaster  Mayor
Caulker  One who filled up cracks (in ships or windows) or seems to make them watertight by using tar or oakum-hemp fiber produced by taking old ropes apart
Chaisemaker  Carriage maker
Chandler  Dealer or trader; one who makes or sells candles; retailer of groceries
Chiffonnier  Wig maker
Clark  Clerk
Clerk  Clergyman, cleric
Clicker  The servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite customers; one who makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which clicked.
Cohen  Priest
Collier  Coal miner
Colporteur  Peddler of books
Cooper  One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.
Cordwainer  Shoemaker, originally any leather worker using leather from Cordova/Cordoba in Spain
Costermonger  Peddler of fruits and vegetables
Crocker  Potter
Crowner  Coroner
Currier  One who dresses the coat of a horse with a curry comb; one who tanned leather by incorporating oil or grease
Docker  Stevedore, dock worker who loads and unloads cargo
Dowser  One who finds water using a rod or witching stick
Draper  A dealer in dry goods
Drayman  One who drives a long strong cart without fixed sides for carrying heavy loads
Dresser  A surgeon's assistant in a hospital
Drover  One who drives cattle, sheep, etc. to market; a dealer in cattle
Duffer  Peddler
Factor  Agent, commission merchant; one who acts or transacts business for another; Scottish steward or bailiff of an estate
Farrier  A blacksmith, one who shoes horses
Faulkner  Falconer
Fell Monger  One who removes hair or wool from hides in preparation for leather making
Fletcher  One who made bows and arrows
Fuller  One who fulls cloth; one who shrinks and thickens woolen cloth by moistening, heating, and pressing; one who cleans and finishes cloth
Gaoler  A keeper of the goal, a jailer
Glazier  Window glassman
Hacker  Maker of hoes
Hatcheler  One who combed out or carded flax
Haymonger  Dealer in hay
Hayward  Keeper of fences
Higgler  Itinerant peddler
Hillier  Roof tiler
Hind  A farm laborer
Holster  A groom who took care of horses, often at an inn
Hooker  Reaper
Hooper  One who made hoops for casks and barrels
Huckster  Sells small wares
Husbandman  A farmer who cultivated the land
Jagger  Fish peddler
Journeyman  One who had served his apprenticeship and mastered his craft, not bound to serve a master, but hired by the day
Joyner/Joiner  A skilled carpenter
Keeler  Bargeman
Kempster  Wool comber
Lardner  Keeper of the cupboard
Lavender  Washer woman
Lederer  Leather maker
Leech  Physician
Longshoreman  Stevedore
Lormer  Maker of horse gear
Malender  Farmer
Maltster  Brewer
Manciple  A steward
Mason  Bricklayer
Mintmaster  One who issued local currency
Monger  Seller of goods (ale, fish)
Muleskinner  Teamster
Neatherder  Herds cows
Ordinary Keeper  Innkeeper with fixed prices
Pattern Maker  A maker of a clog shod with an iron ring. A clog was a wooden pole with a pattern cut into the end
Peregrinator  Itinerant wanderer
Peruker  A wig maker
Pettifogger  A shyster lawyer
Pigman  Crockery dealer
Plumber  One who applied sheet lead for roofing and set lead frames for plain or stained glass windows.
Porter  Door keeper
Puddler  Wrought iron worker. The skilled man who supervised the moten mass, deciding when it was ready for shingling, hammering and rolling.
Quarrier  Quarry worker
Rigger  Hoist tackle worker
Ripper  Seller of fish
Roper  Maker of rope or nets
Saddler  One who makes, repairs or sells saddles or other furnishings for horses
Sawbones  Physician
Sawyer  One who saws; carpenter
Schumacker  Shoemaker
Scribler  A minor or worthless author
Scrivener  Professional or public copyist or writer; notary public
Scrutiner  Election judge
Shrieve  Sheriff
Slater  Roofer
Slopseller  Seller of ready-made clothes in a slop shop
Snobscat/Snob  One who repaired shoes
Sorter  Tailor
Spinster  A woman who spins or an unmarried woman
Spurrer  Maker of spurs
Squire  Country gentleman; farm owner; justice of peace
Stuff Gown  Junior barrister
Stuff Gownsman  Junior barrister
Supercargo  Officer on merchant ship who is in charge of cargo and the commercial concerns of the ship
Tanner  One who tans (cures) animal hides into leather
Tapley  One who puts the tap in an ale cask
Tasker  Reaper
Teamster  One who drives a team for hauling
Thatcher  Roofer
Tide waiter  Customs inspector
Tinker  An itinerant tin pot and pan seller and repairman
Tipstaff  Policeman
Travers  Toll bridge collection
Tucker  Cleaner of cloth goods
Turner  A person who turns wood on a lathe into spindles
Victualer  A tavern keeper, or one who provides an army, navy, or ship with food supplies
Vulcan  Blacksmith
Wagoner  Teamster not for hire
Wainwright  Wagon maker
Waiter  Customs officer or tide waiter; one who waited on the tide to collect duty on goods brought in
Waterman  Boatman who plies for hire
Webster  Operator of looms
Wharfinger  Owner of a wharf
Wheelwright  One who made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitesmith  Tinsmith; worker of iron who finishes or polishes the work
Whitewing  Street sweeper
Whitster  Bleach of cloth
Wright  Workman, especially a construction worker
Yeoman  Farmer who owns his own land