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Field Authority Lists – Occupation (SOCC) Authority List

Occupations stated in advertisements or assumed from their content are listed in the field SOCC. “Implied” occupations are recorded to index vocational activities described in advertisements. An implied occupation is defined by an individual’s activity in a specific ad and therefore could change from ad to ad or in some instances not exist at all.

PREFERRED TERM: USE FOR:
ACCOUNTANT book-keeper
ADMINISTRATOR government servants including:
clerk (Clerk of Inferior Court, Clerk of the Licenses, Clerk of the Market, Clerk of Quarter Sessions, Prothonotary), secretary, commissioner, etc.
ADVERTISER
AGENT insurance dealer, land agent, shipping agent
APPRENTICE
ARMOURER
ARTIST
ATTORNEY barrister
lawyer
attorney at law
notary public
prosecutor
AUCTIONEER
BAKER
BANKER
BARBER
BLACKSMITH
BOOKBINDER
BRAZIER
BREWER
BRICKLAYER
BROKER ship broker
BUTCHER “owner of a slaughterhouse”
CABINETMAKER
CANDLE MAKER tallow chandler
CARDER
CARPENTER
CARVER stone carver, wood carver
CAULKER
CHURCH
ADMINISTRATOR
clerk of vestry, church warden and all church officials except clergy
CLERGYMAN priest, minister, reverend
CLOTHIER
COACHMAN cabman, stage driver
COMMISSARY assistant commissary
assistant commissary general
commissary clerk
commissary general
commissariat officer
naval storekeeper
navy victualling officer
quartermaster
CONFECTIONER
CONSTABLE
COOK
COOPER
COPPERSMITH
COURT OFFICER notary, coroner, provost marshal
CURER meat-curer
CUTLER
DENTIST dental surgeon
DISTILLER
DOCTOR physician, surgeon, medical advisor, medical examiner
DRAYMAN truckman
DRUGGIST pharmacist
DYER
ENGINEER
ENGRAVER
FARMER
FARRIER
FERRYMAN
FISHERMAN
FISHMONGER
FOREMAN overseer (in the labour sense)
FURRIER
GARDENER
GOLDSMITH
GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL officials who are not administrators
GOVERNOR
GUNSMITH
HABERDASHER milliner
HABIT-MAKER
HAIRDRESSER
HOSTLER groom
INNKEEPER owner of “house of entertainment”
boardinghouse keeper
hotel keeper
innholder
tavern-keeper
IRONMONGER
JEWELLER
JOINER
JUSTICE chief justice
judge
justice of the peace
justice of the sessions
LABOURER country worker, farm labourer
LOCKSMITH
MANUFACTURER
MARINER boatman, sailer, seaman
MASON stone mason
MAYOR
MERCER
MERCHANT bookseller
commission merchant
dealer
dry goods merchant
grocer
shopkeeper
stationer
storekeeper
trader
vintner
MIDWIFE
MILITARY OFFICER
MILLER
MINER
MORTICIAN undertaker
NURSE nanny, nurser, nursery maid
PAINTER gilder, glazer
PAWNBROKER
PERFORMER actress, actor, musician, singer
PHOTOGRAPHER
PLUMBER
POLITICIAN governor, lieutenant-governor, elected representative
POSTMASTER deputy postmaster
PUBLISHER
QUARRYMAN
RIGGER
SADDLER
SAILMAKER
SEAMSTRESS dressmaker
SERVANT
SHERIFF high sheriff
SHIP CAPTAIN master of vessel
SHIP-CHANDLER
SHIPWRIGHT boatbuilder, shipbuilder
SHOEMAKER bootmaker, cordwainer
SLAVE
SOAP-BOILER
SOLDIER
SPINNER
STATIONER
STEVEDORE
SURVEYOR surveyor of highways, surveyor of His Majesty’s Woods
TAILOR taylor, breeches-maker
TANNER
TEACHER
THEATRE-MANAGER
TINSMITH
TOBACCONIST
UNDERWRITER
UPHOLSTERER
WAITER
WATCHMAKER
WEAVER
WETNURSE
WHARFINGER
WHEELWRIGHT
WIG-MAKER
WRITER author, playwright

PRODUCT TRANSACTION (SPROD) AUTHORITY LIST
OCCUPATION (SOCC) AUTHORITY LIST
LAND TYPE (SLTY) AUTHORITY LIST
LAND FEATURES (SLFE) AUTHORITY LIST
ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE (SGRP) AUTHORITY LIST
SUBJECT CROSS-REFERENCE (SUB) AUTHORITY LIST
RAILWAY (SRAL) AUTHORITY LIST

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