Workday Wednesday: Discovering your Ancestors’ Forgotten Occupations #genealogy

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The 1843 census lists the occupation of Jean Court as “charron.” It’s not a term that would be familiar to most French speakers. Why? Because it’s an occupation that no longer exists – wheelwright. Wikipedia details his work as the repair of vehicles.

Curious about the history of other forgotten French occupations?  The blog “Customs and Traditions” offers an excellent overview of old jobs.

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About Bryna O'Sullivan

A Connecticut-based professional genealogist, I love working with beginners of all backgrounds. I also do specialty research in Connecticut and Luxembourg-American genealogy.
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