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Workday Wednesday: “Boutiquier”

The 1843 Niederanven census continues to provide surprises…

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The entry for Pierre Wagner lists his occupation as “boutiquier.” Yet, the word is little used in the French language today. What does it mean?

 

Surprisingly, exactly what you’d think it means. Boutique, in English, is a small shop. A boutiquier is a shop keeper…

 

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