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Domesman: a judge or umpire.
Domestic: short for Domestic Servant, sometimes abbreviated to Dom.
Domestic Servant: a household servant.
Domestic Utensil Maker: worked in the pottery industry making household items.
Dominie: Scottish name for a teacher.
Donkeyman: drove a passenger carriage.
Door Boy: lad who operated the vents in a mine.
Doorkeeper: alternate name for a doorman, who was posted at an entrance to serve or guard.
Doorman: man posted at a doorway, as a courtesy to welcome visitors, to act as a hall porter or to guard the premises.
Dorcas: another name for a seamstress.
Dottler: pottery worker who packed saggers for firing in the kiln.
Doubler: a machine operator in the textile industry twisting yarn.
Dowser: claimed to locate underground water sources by dowsing.
Dozener: alternate name for a Decimer, who represented householders at a Court Leet.
Dragman: a drag fisherman.
Dragoman: interpreted Asian languages.
Dragoon: military occupational title for a light cavalryman. Prior to 18th century, referred to mounted infantry.
Dragsman: horse-drawn carriage driver.
Drainer: dug out drainage ditches and the like.
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Draper: wholesaler or retailer of cloth to be used for clothing, the occupational title sometimes includes Haberdashers.
Drapery Painter: an artist employed by a portraitist to paint clothing and accessories on their work. The occupation became popular from around the 18th century, most famous British portraitists hired Drapery Painters.
Draperyman: alternative term for a Drapery Painter, who painted costumes etc. for portraitists.
Draughtsman: undertook technical drawing, an occupation replaced by CAD systems in modern times.
Drawboy: worked in the textile industry as Weaver’s assistant.
Drawer: either a mining industry worker who moved mining carts, or a machine operator producing wire to make it suitable for use in the clock and watchmaking industries.
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