Thursday, September 4, 2014

Things Worth Knowing ~ Occupations - Part 13

X, Y & Z Lists of Occupations

This is a list of some occupations of which many are archaic although surnames usually originated from someone's occupation.

◦XYLOGRAPHER - one who used and made wooden blocks used in printing illustrations

◦YARDMAN - rail road yard worker

◦YATMAN - gate keeper

◦YEARMAN - one contracted to work for a year

◦YEOMAN - farmer who owns his own land

◦ZINCOGRAPHER - designer who etched in relief a pattern on zinc plates used for printing

◦ZITHERIST - player of a simple, flat many-stringed instrument

◦ZOETROPE MAKER - craftsman who made zoetropes, an optical toy in the form of a cylinder with a series of pictures painted on the inner surface which gave the impression of continuous motion when viewed through slits in the rotating cylinder

◦ZOOGRAPHER - described and classified

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