Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

29/12/2004

What Were Their Occupations?

Excerpted from “Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History”
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The range of possible occupations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was far smaller than it is now, particularly in Ireland, where there was little industrialization. The majority of the population, and particularly of those who emigrated, were either small tenant farmers or laborers.

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