Occupations

This is an overview of Dutch occupations with their English translations.

Dutch term English translation
Advocaat Lawyer
Apotheker Pharmacist
Arbeider Laborer
Arbeidster Laborer (female)
Arts Doctor
Bakker Baker
Boekbinder Bookbinder
Boer Farmer
Boerenwerk doende Doing farmwork
Brouwer Brewer
Bouwman, bouman Farmer
Burgemeester Mayor
Chirurgijn Barber
Dagloner, daglooner Day laborer
Dagloonster Day laborer (female)
Dienstknecht Hired hand
Dienstmeid Maid
Fabrieksarbeider Factory worker
Fabrikant Manufacturer
Fotograaf Photographer
Goudsmid Goldsmith
Huisarts Doctor
Jager Hunter
Jurist Lawyer
Kapper Hairdresser
Kleermaker Taylor
Klompenmaker Woodenshoemaker
Koopman Merchant
Knecht Hired hand
Kuiper Cooper
Landbouwer Farmer
Landbouwersche Farmer (female)
Landbouwersknecht Farmer’s hand
Landbouwster Farmer (female)
Leerlooier Tanner
Loodgieter Plumber
Metselaar Bricklayer
Meubelmaker Furniture maker
Mijnwerker Mine worker
Militair Soldier (generic, someone in the military)
Molenaar Miller
Naaister Seamstress
Pottenbakker Potter
Rechter Judge
Schilder Painter
Schoenmaker Shoemaker
Schoolmeester Teacher
Slager Butcher
Smid Blacksmith
Soldaat Soldier
Stoelenmaker Chair maker
Timmerman Carpenter
Veldwachter Constable
Visser Fisherman
Weefster Weaver (female)
Wever, weever Weaver
Zeeman Sailor
Zilversmid Silversmith

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