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Chief ruler of an abbey
Denoting skill in bowmanship
Maker of weapons and defensive clothing
From old english meaning to dry by heat
Bath keeper
Haircutter and performer of minor surgery
Responsible for the jurisdiction of a Barony
Female baker
Religious official, from Greek episkopos meaning overseer
BOUND by loyalty to the local lord
Scribe or bleacher of cloth
Bow maker
Beer maker
Master of the pantry
A worker in wood
Cart Maker
In charge of the exchequer, originally
Candle maker
Mace bearer or timber worker
Charcoal gatherer
Adder of food to heat
Barrel maker
Knife and scissor maker
Church cleric
Head of a chapter of cannons or valley dweller
Female judge
Maker or seller of woollen cloth
One who compels anything else to move
Applier of staining or colouring substance
Rank of nobility equivalent to Norman 'Count'
Tax collector
Keeper/trainer of birds of prey or one who worked a medieval crane
Harvester of a certain aquatic food
Arrow maker
One who worked or dwelled in the woods
Hunter of wild birds
Polisher of armour and swords
Wool cleaner
Responsible for fresh vegetables and herbs
Maker or seller of hand coverings
Player of a musical instrument synonymous with Ireland
Hook maker, unrelated to the 'oldest profession'
Fitted hoops on barrels
One who stalks or traps wild animals for food or sport
Adjudicator, arbiter
Hog killer
Mounted soldier
A soldier who engaged in single combat
Bridle and bit maker
Class of nobility, from Anglo-Saxon 'hlaf-weard' meaning loaf-keeper
Rank above captain, also a recent UK Prime Minister
One who looked after horses, later the most important person of a noble household
Stone worker
Fine cloth dealer
Mill worker
Monastery dweller
Caretaker of royal table linen
Foster mother or caretaker of the young, old or ill
One who worked or dwelled in a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game
Representative of a parish
A fish, garden tool or weapon, or one who catches/sells or uses it
Player of certain woodwind instruments
One who carries loads for a living, esp. by muscle power
Pot maker
Son (or even daughter) of a king or queen
One who tightly intertwined hemp or other fibers to produce a cord
A cobbler or one who carts sand
Wood sawer
Ropemaker originally, later one who used ropes for nautical purposes
Servant originally, later name for a military rank
Sheep herder
County court officer, reeve of a shire
Cantor, chorister
Hide or pelt remover
In charge of purchase and distribution of royal or noble provisions
Social rank below knight
Young ox caretaker
Leather worker
Clothes maker
Ram herder
Lathe operator
Floor layer
Responsible for deciding who was to be admitted to the royal or noble presence
Wagon maker or driver
Gatherer or seller of beeswax
Female weaver
Wheel maker
One who wrought

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