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Vabster: another name for a Weaver.
Vaginarius: a Middle Age name for a craftsman who made sheaths and scabbards for blade weapons.
Valet: a male servant who acted as a personal assistant to their employer.
Valuator: appraised items to decide their current market value.
Vanman: drove a delivery vehicle to transport goods such as foodstuffs.
Varler: an alternative name for a Valet.
Vassal: a free man who was allowed to work his land in exchange for military service to his Lord.
Vatman: brewed beer or fermented wine, or someone who worked in the paper making industry.
Venator: a Roman gladiator! A great many online lists define this as a Huntsman.
Verderer: an official who policed English forests and Royal Forests set aside for hunting.
Verge Maker: a watchmaker who specialised in making spindles.
Verger: assisted in religious services.
Vermin Trapper: a pest controller.
Verrier: a French term for a glassmaker or Glazier.
Vestment Maker: a type of specialist tailor who made liturgical garments and articles for religious orders.
Vestry Messenger: Clerk, secretary or spokesman for the administrative committee of a parish or church.
Viceman: a craftsman specialised in working metal in a vice.
Victualler: a civilian merchant who sold provisions to the military. A Licensed victualler is a pub landlord.
Viewer: worked in the mining industry as a manager of a mine on behalf of the owner.
Villein: an ordinary serf in the Middle Ages.
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Vintager: harvested grapes in order to make wine.
Vinter: an alternate spelling of vintner, meaning a wine maker.
Vintner: originally meant a person who makes wine. In contemporary use it means a wine seller.
Violin string maker: made the strings for violins out of catgut - a cord made from animal intestines, usually from a pig, donkey or similar.
Virginal Player: a musician who played a virginal - a keyboard instrument from late Mediaeval and Renaissance periods.
Vocalist: a musical singer.
Vulcan: a term for a Blacksmith, possibly derived from the name of the Roman god.
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