Dictionary of Old Occupations

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Definitions of jobs Friar- Fustyer

Friar: a wandering monk.

Frieser: made decorative plaster friezes.

Friezer: operated a friezing machine in the textile industry.

Fringemaker: made decorative fringes in the textile industry.

Fripper: sold used clothing, a Fripperer.

Fripperer: sold second hand clothes.

Friseur: a hairdresser or coiffeur. Derives from the French word meaning ‘to curl’.

Fritter: worked in the pottery industry, mixed ingredients for glaze.

Frobisher: burnished metal, e.g. an armourer rubbing armour with chains until it is bright.

Fruiterer: a fruit seller.

Fruitestere: woman who sold fruit.

Fueller: a wood or charcoal seller.

Fulker: a Pawnbroker.

Fuller: cleaned and thickened woven clothing to eliminate dirt, oils and impurities.

Fulling Miller: milled Fuller’s Earth, a clay mined for the purpose of purifying and degreasing materials.

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Fumigator: fumigated houses, a form of pest control, filling the air with gaseous pesticides.

Funambulist: a rope dancer or tightrope walker.

Funeral Coachman: drove Victorian funeral coaches.

Furbisher: alternate term for a Frobisher, who polished metal items.

Furnace Tender: alternate term for a Stoker, person who operated and fed fuel into a furnace.

Furnaceman: a furnace attendant or Furnace Tender.

Furner: a baker. Bakers used to run a communal oven on behalf of a landlord and allow housewives to bring in dough they had made in order to bake it into bread.

Furnisher: a furniture dealer.

Furrier: dealt in animal fur.

Fustian Cutter: cut fustian, a stout fabric worn by workers in the 19th century.

Fustian Loom Jobber: repaired and maintained machinery for making fustian.

Fustian Weaver: wove fustian, a heavy woven cotton fabric used for mens clothing. Fustian was also known as bombast.

Fuyster: alternate spelling of Foisterer, a joiner.

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