Imagines Maiorum - Ancestors from Campania

Occupations and professions

The following is a partial list of occupations and professions found in 19th century civil records, with their English equivalents:
 
Italian                                                   English
Agricoltore                                            Farmer
Barbiere, Barbiero                              Barber
Barilaio                                                  Barrel maker
Bettoliere                                               Tavern keeper
Bottegaio                                              Shopkeeper
Bracciale, Bracciante                            Laborer, workman
Calzolaio                                               Shoe/bootmaker
Cappellaro                                            Hat maker
Carpentiere                                           Carpenter, Cartwright
Carrozziere                                           Coachman
Cardatore                                              Carder (of wool, etc.)
Cartaio                                                  Paper maker
Chiodarolo                                            Nail maker
Civile                                                      Civic leader (lit. civilized person)
Cocchiere                                              Coachman
Colono                                                   Farmer (sharecroper)
Contadino                                             Farmer
Coltellinaio                                           Cutler, knief maker
Cuoco                                                    Cook
Cucitrice                                                Seamstress
Domestico/a                                         Domestic servant
Donna di casa                                      Housewife
Dottore chiurgo                                    Doctor, surgeon
Fabbricatore                                         Builder, manufacturer
Fachino                                                 Porter
Falegname                                            Carpenter
Ferraro, Ferriero                                  Iron smith
Ferroviere                                              Railway worker
Filatrice                                                  Spinner (of wool, etc.)
Fruttivendola                                        Fruit seller
Giardiniere                                            Gardener
Giornalino                                             Workman, day-laborer
Impiegato                                             Clerk
Industriante                                          Industrial worker, craftsman
Lavandaia                                            Laundress
Lavoratore                                            Laborer, workman
Legale                                                    Lawyer
Levatrice                                               Mid-wife
Locandiera                                           Inn keeper
Macellaio                                              Butcher
Marinaio                                               Sailor, seaman
Mendice/o, mendicante                    Pauper
Monaco/a                                             Monk, nun
Mugnaio                                                Miller
Muratore                                               Mason
Negoziante                                            Shopkeeper
Ortolano                                                Green-grocer or grower
Parrucchiere                                          Hairdresser, wig maker
Pescatore                                               Fisherman
Pesciaioli                                               Fishmonger
Pezzaiolo,  pezzano                            Rag man?
Pittore                                                    Painter
Possidente                                             Land owner
Proprietario                                           Property owner
Ramaro, ramiere                                Copper smith
Sacerdote                                              Priest
Sarto, sartore                                       Tailor
Scarparo                                                Shoemaker
Scribente                                               Scribe, secretary
Secchiaro                                              Bucket maker
Sellaro                                                  Saddle maker
Sensale                                                  Salesman, agent
Serviente                                               Servant
Sportellaro                                            Door or basket maker?
Stuccatore                                             Plasterer
Studente                                                Student
Trainare                                                 Porter    
Vetturino                                               Coachman