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Italian Occupation

English Translation

Abitifatti Clothier
Agricoltore Farmer
Agrimensore Land Surveyor
Albergatore Inn Keeper
Apennichino Wool Sorter
Aratore Plowman
Argentiere Silversmith
Armaiuolo Gunsmith
Aromataio Spice Dealer
Asinaro Ass Dealer
Attore Actor
Avvocato Lawyer
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Baleniere Whaler
Balia Wet Nurse
Bambaciaio
old or dialect word
Cotton Wholesaler
Banditore Auctioneer
Barattolaio Tin or Jar Maker
Barbaresco Stableman
Barbiere Barber
Barcaiolo Boatman
Barilaio Barrel Maker
Barone Baron
Bastaio Saddle Maker
Bastiere
old or dialect word
Saddle Maker
Beccaio
old or dialect word
Butcher
Beccamorto Grave Digger
Bestiamaro
old or dialect word
Herdsman
Bibliotecario Librarian
Bicchieraio Glass Maker
Bicchiere
old or dialect word
Glass Maker
Bifolco Peasant/Farm Worker
Borghese Middle Class
Borsaio Purse Maker
Boscaiolo Wood Cutter
Bottaio Barrel Maker
Bottegaio Shop Keeper
Bottegante Shop Keeper
Bottonaia Button Maker
Bovaro Ox Driver
Bracciante Farm Laborer
Brigliaio Bridle Maker
Bucataia
old or dialect word
Wash Woman
Burraio Dairyman
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Cacciaiuolo
old or dialect word
Cheese Seller
Cacciatore Huntsman
Cafone Peasant
Calderaio Coppersmith
Caldoraro
old or dialect word
Coppersmith
Calzolaio Shoe Maker/Cobbler
Campagnolo Peasant
Campanaro Bell Maker/Ringer
Campiere
old or dialect word
Field Worker
Candelaio Candle Maker
Cappellaio Hat Maker
Capraio Goat Herder
Carabiniere Military Police
Carceriere Jailer
Carneriere
old or dialect word
Butcher/Meat Handler
Carnezziere Butcher/Meat Handler
Carrettiere Cart Driver
Cavaliere Knight/Horseman
Cavallaio
old or dialect word
Horse Dealer
Cesellatore Engraver
Chirurgo Surgeon
Ciabattino Cobbler
Civile General Worker
Cocchiere Coachman
Cofinaio
old or dialect word
Casket Maker
Colono Tenant Farmer
Conciatore Tanner
Contadino Farmer
Conte Count
Cordaro Rope Maker
Correggiaio
old or dialect word
Belt Maker
Costruttore Builder
Cretaro
old or dialect word
Potter
Cucitrice
old or dialect word
Seamstress
Cuoco Cook
Curatolo Cheese Maker
Custode Caretaker
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Dentista Dentist
Dipintore
old or dialect word
Painter
Doganiere Customs Officer
Domestico Footman
Droghiere Grocer
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Ebanista Cabinet Maker
Erbivendolo Grocer
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Fabbricante Manufacturer
Fabbro Blacksmith
Facchino Porter
Fante Infantryman
Fattore Farmer
Ferraio Bracksmith
Ferratore Blacksmith
Ferroviere Railway Man
Fiaschiaio
old or dialect word
Flask Maker
Filatore Spinner
Filatrice Spinner
Fornaio Baker
Fruttaiolo Fruit Grower/Vendor
Fruttivendolo Produce Dealer
Funaiolo Rope Maker
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Gendarme Policeman
Giardiniere Gardener
Gioielliere Jeweler
Giornaliero Laborer
Giudice Judge
Guardacaccia Gamekeeper
Guardia Guard
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Idraulico Plumber
Imvianchino Painter/Decorator (poss. Plaster)
Impiegato Clerk
Incisore Engraver
Ingegnere Engineer
Insegnante Teacher
Ispettore Overseer
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Lanternaio Lantern Maker
Lattaio Dairyman
Lattonirio Tinsmith
Legale Lawyer
Legista
old or dialect word
Lawyer
Legnaio Wood Dealer
Levatrice Midwife
Libraio Book Seller
Locandiere Inn Keeper
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Macchinista Train/Ship Engineer
Macellaio Butcher
Maestro School Master
Magazziniere Warehouseman
Mandriano Herdsman
Maniscalco Blacksmith
Manovale Manual Laborer
Marinaio Sailor
Marmista Marble Cutter
Messaggero Courier/Messenger
Massaia Housewife
Massaro Farm Manager
Materassaio Mattress Maker
Mattoniao Brick Maker
Medico Doctor
Mercante Merchant
Messo Messenger
Mazzadro Sharecropper
Minatore Miner
Monaca Nun
Muratore Mason/Brick Layer
Musico Musician
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Negoziante Shopkeeper
Notaro Notary
Nutrice Wet Nurse
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Oliandolo Oil Merchant
Ombrellaio Umbrella Maker
Orefice Goldsmith
Orafo Goldsmith
Organista Organist
Orologiaio Watch Maker
Ostetrico Obstetrician
Ottonaio Brass Worker
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Pagliaiole Mattress Maker
Panettiere Bread Maker
Panniere Basket Maker
Pastaio Pasta Maker
Pasticciere Pastry Maker
Pecoraio Shepherd
Pellicciaio Furrier
Pescatore Fisherman
Pezzaio Leather worker
Piannellaio
old or dialect word
Slipper Maker
Pipaio Pipe Maker
Piperniere
old or dialect word
Pipe Maker
Pittore Painter
Poliziotto Policeman
Pompiere Fireman
Portalettere Mailman
Possidente Landowner
Postino Postman
Professore Professor
Proprietario Landowner
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Retaio Net Maker
Ricamatore Embroiderer
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Saccaio Sack Maker
Sacerdote Priest
Salsicciaio Sausage Maker
Saponaio Soap Maker
Sarta Dress Maker
Sartore Taylor
Sbucciatore Husker
Scaccaligna Wood Cutter
Scalpellatore
old or dialect word
Stone Cutter
Scalpellino Stone Cutter
Scardare
old or dialect word
Husker
Scultore Sculptor
Scodellaio Bowl Maker
Segnalatore Signalman
Segretario Comunale Town Clerk
Selaio Saddler
Sensale Broker/Commission Merchant
Servitore Servant
Setaiolo Silk Weaver
Sigaraio Cigar Maker
Sindaco Mayor
Smaltista Enameler
Soldato Soldier
Solfataro Sulfur Miner
Spaccalegna Wood Cutter
Spadaio Sword Maker
Spazzolaio Brush Maker
Specchiaio Mirror Maker
Spillettaio
old or dialect word
Pin Maker
Staffiere Footman, Groom
Stagnino Tinsmith
Stamaiolo Thread Maker
Stepettaio Cabinet Maker
Storico Historian
Stradino Road Maker
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Tabaccaio Tobacco Dealer
Tagliaferro
old or dialect word
Iron Worker
Taglialegna Wood Cutter
Tagliapietro
old or dialect word
Stone Cutter
Tappezziere Upholsterer
Tavernaio Inn Keeper
Tavolacciaio
old or dialect word
Table Maker
Tessitore Weaver
Tintore Dyer
Toppaiolo
old or dialect word
Lock Maker
Tornaio
old or dialect word
Table Maker
Tosatore
old or dialect word
Shearer
Traghettatore Ferryman
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Uficiere
old or dialect word
Officer
Uffiziale
old or dialect word
Officer
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Vaccaio Cowboy
Vinattiere Wine Dealer
Vangatore Digger
Vasaio Potter
Ventturino Hack Man/Cab Driver
Vescovo Bishop
Vetraio Glazier
Vigilaio
old or dialect word
Fireman
Vignaiolo Grape Grower
Vianaio Wine Seller
Viticultore Grape Grower
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Zampognare Bagpiper
Zoccolaio Wooden Shoe Maker

 

 

 

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