I’m in the middle of transcribing the 1843 census for Nierdanven, Luxembourg… a story for another day! In doing so, I came across the following word. Do you know what these means?
There are two issues here:
- Can you read the word? It’s actually tisserand – as in older English, the “f” is actually an s.
- Once you’ve identified the word, a dictionary will tell you the rest…
The person in question is a weaver.
Lesson to be learned: try to familiarize yourself with the history of the language before trying the dictionary. Tifserand would have sent you astray.