Old occupations

Grieve -this was the occupation of one of my ancestors, but what on earth does a grieve do?

Old documents, including census information often include an occupation - most of which no longer exist or are called the same thing.  In my research I found a most useful site for researching old occupations many thanks to Family Tree Researcher for putting the information online.

Another good site is Hall Genealogy  with a good list of occupations, medical terms and illnesses.
Or check out Roots Web.  If you are researching a particular country, you may find more luck through specific research sites like Scotlands People, or try searching Google very specifically, (eg. Occupation Grieve in England 1800), or looking up Wikipedia.

 Anyway, a Grieve turns out to be a sheriff, foreman or bailiff!  Who knew?



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