Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/10/2013

List of Occupation Abbreviations

Occupations were often written in abbreviated form in historic documents. This was done to save space and money. For example, old city directories would often abbreviate occupations of residents. This allowed more names to be written on each page. Some census records also abbreviate occupations due to the lack of space on census forms. – for more click here

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