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.


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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