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Pre-war Occupations/Nativity

Alphabetical Listing of Occupations Sorted by Frequency

The following is a list of known occupations for soldiers in Vermont units, sorted by number:

('Not Listed' indicates an occupation was not found in the individual's service record (less than 4.8%). A few occupations had Apprentices and Journymen (Carpenter, Carriage Trimmer, Tinmaker, Watch Maker), which are not separated out.

Farmer (15082)
Not Listed (1831)
Laborer (1396)
Mechanic (803)
Carpenter/Joiner (714)
Blacksmith (390)
Clerk (358)
Shoemaker (354)
Painter (266)
Student (254)
Teamster (184)
Sailor (142)
Machinist (132)
Merchant (113)
Mason (103)
Tailor (103)
Printer (97)
Soldier (90)
Wheelwright (89)
Attorney (86)
Miller (84)
Physician (80)
Tinman/Tinsmith (76)
Butcher (74)
Moulder (72)
Harness Maker (69)
Stone Cutter (68)
Sawyer (65)
Teacher (65)
Hostler/Ostler (63)
Saddler (61)
Cooper (57)
Peddler (50)
Spinner (47)
Cabinet Maker (46)
Lumberman (46)
Boatman (44)
Not Found (40)
Minister (35)
Musician (32)
Manufacturer (31)
Baker (30)
None (30)
Artist (29)
Bookkeeper (27)
Carriage Maker (25)
Cook (23)
Engineer (23)
Tanner (22)
Jeweler (21)
Currier (20)
Druggist (20)
Clothier (19)
Hotel/Inn Keeper (19)
Miner (18)
Salesman (17)
Silver Plater (17)
Paper Maker (16)
Stone Mason (16)
Barber (15)
Factory Worker (15)
Grocer (15)
Slate Worker (15)
Waiter (15)
Marble Cutter (14)
Quarryman (14)
R. R. Worker (14)
Gunsmith (13)
R. R. Brakeman (13)
Carder (12)
Chair Maker (12)
Operator (12)
Brick Maker (11)
Gardener (11)
Law Student (11)
Millwright (11)
Cobbler (10)
Dentist (10)
Drummer (10)
Fireman (10)
Seaman (10)
Trader (10)
Weaver (10)
Bloomer (9)
Boot Maker (9)
Marble Worker (9)
Stage Driver (9)
Watch Maker (9)
Medical Student (8)
Potter (8)
Farrier (7)
Finisher (7)
Ship Carpenter (7)
Slave (7)
Fisherman (6)
Gentleman (6)
Hotel Clerk (6)
Iron Worker (6)
Livery Keeper (6)
Porter (6)
R. R. Conductor (6)
R. R. Station Agent (6)
Servant (6)
Wagon Maker (6)
Bookbinder (5)
Brick Layer (5)
Carriage Trimmer (5)
Cigar Maker (5)
Confectioner (5)
Day Laborer (5)
Engraver (5)
Hatter (5)
Nail Cutter (5)
Nailer (5)
Scale Maker (5)
Upholsterer (5)
Agent (4)
Chopper (4)
Coachman (4)
Collier (4)
Editor (4)
Surveyor (4)
Trimmer (4)
Unknown (4)
Wood Turner (4)
Book Maker (3)
Book Seller (3)
Cotton Spinner (3)
Dyer (3)
Fifer (3)
File Cutter (3)
Foundryman (3)
Groom (3)
Horse Tamer (3)
Housewife (3)
Insurance Agent (3)
Iron Smith (3)
Music Teacher (3)
Photographer (3)
Plumber (3)
Polisher (3)
Powder Maker (3)
Prison Keeper (3)
R. R. Fireman (3)
R. R. Section Hand (3)
R. R. Trackman (3)
Showman (3)
Silver Smith (3)
Speculator (3)
Steward (3)
Telegraph Operator (3)
Accountant (2)
Architect (2)
Armorer (2)
Asylum Attendent (2)
Baggage Man (2)
Bar Keeper (2)
Bartender (2)
Basket Maker (2)
Boat Maker (2)
Brush Maker (2)
Cadet (2)
Carriage Painter (2)
Cordwainer (2)
Cotton Worker (2)
Cutter (2)
Deputy Sheriff (2)
Drayman (2)
Drover (2)
Factory Operative (2)
Fiddler (2)
Founder (2)
Gas Fitter (2)
Ireland (2)
Jobber (2)
Landlord (2)
Nail Maker (2)
Nurse/Matron (2)
Phrenologist (2)
Pilot (2)
R. R. Depot Master (2)
R. R. Section Master (2)
Sail Maker (2)
School Master (2)
Shingle Maker (2)
Shipper (2)
Stencil Cutter (2)
Stone Sawyer (2)
Tinsmith (2)
Tradesman (2)
Trunk Maker (2)
Watchmaker (2)
Watchman (2)
Wood chopper (2)
Yeoman (2)
A. B. (1)
Actor (1)
Ambrotypist (1)
Artificer (1)
Assistant Marshall (1)
Auctioneer (1)
Banker (1)
Bee Keeper (1)
Blaster (1)
Blower (1)
Boat Tier (1)
Boiler Maker (1)
Boiler Manufacturer (1)
Bonnet Bleacher (1)
Book Agent (1)
Boot & Shoe Dealer (1)
Brass Finisher (1)
Brass Moulder (1)
Brass Turner (1)
Brewer (1)
Bridge Builder (1)
Broker (1)
Broom Maker (1)
Bugler (1)
Builder (1)
Candy Maker (1)
Car Builder (1)
Car Maker (1)
Carpenter/Joinere (1)
Carriage Artist (1)
Carriage Trimer (1)
Carrier (1)
Cartman (1)
Carver & Engraver (1)
Cashier (1)
Caulker (1)
Chopping (1)
Civil Engineer (1)
Cloth Finisher (1)
Comb Maker (1)
Deckhand (1)
Draftsman (1)
Draper (1)
Dresser (1)
Express Manager (1)
Expressman (1)
Farmer/Student (1)
Fence Builder (1)
Fencing Teacher (1)
Forger (1)
Foundry Clerk (1)
Frmer (1)
Fuller (1)
Furnaceman (1)
Furniture Dealer (1)
Furniture Finisher (1)
Groomer (1)
Guard (1)
Guilder (1)
Hackman (1)
Hair Dresser (1)
Hammer Maker (1)
Hired Man (1)
Horse Dealer (1)
Hospital Steward (1)
Hotel Waiter (1)
House Cleaner (1)
House Painter (1)
Hunter (1)
Iron Maker (1)
Iron Roller (1)
Judge (1)
Kit Maker (1)
Knitter (1)
Lace Cutter (1)
Layman (1)
Lime Maker (1)
Lithograph Printer (1)
Livery Stable (1)
Lumber Dealer (1)
Lumberer (1)
Machinister (1)
Machinst (1)
Mail Carrier (1)
Malter (1)
Marble Agent (1)
Marble Dealer (1)
Marble Engraver (1)
Marble Layer (1)
Marble Manufacturer (1)
Marble Sawyer (1)
Marine (1)
Mariner (1)
Mill Hand (1)
Morocco Worker (1)
Newspaperman (1)
Nurseryman (1)
Oil Dealer (1)
Operative (1)
Organ Maker (1)
Overseer in Cotton Mill (1)
Pail Maker (1)
Paper Factory (1)
Paperhanger (1)
Pencil Maker (1)
Piano Forte Maker (1)
Picker (1)
Plasterer (1)
Plate Work (1)
Postmaster (1)
Potasher (1)
Produce (1)
Produce Dealer (1)
Provision Dealer (1)
R. R. builder (1)
R. R. Car man (1)
R. R. Engineer (1)
R. R. Hand (1)
R. R. Jobber (1)
R. R. Manufacturer (1)
R. R. Operative (1)
R. R. Station Hand (1)
R. R. Switchman (1)
Raftman (1)
Rail Fixer (1)
Railroader (1)
Rascal (1)
Rowler (1)
Sadler (1)
Sash & Blind Maker (1)
Sash Maker (1)
Sexton (1)
Sheet Iron Maker (1)
Shipwright (1)
Slate Maker (1)
Soap Stone (1)
Soap Stone Maker (1)
Square Maker (1)
Stable Keeper (1)
Steam Boat Worker (1)
Stock Dealer (1)
Stone Dealer (1)
Stone Miller (1)
Stone Polisher (1)
Stone Worker (1)
Storekeeper (1)
Street Walker (1)
Surgeon (1)
Surgeon General (1)
Sutler (1)
Tan Mill (1)
Tanner & Currier (1)
Tramster (1)
Trapper (1)
Trucker?? (1)
Turner (1)
Unreadable (1)
Varnisher (1)
Wagoner (1)
Waterman (1)
Well Digger (1)
Wood Sorter (1)
Woodworker (1)
Wool Carder (1)
Wool Mill Finisher (1)
Wool Puller (1)
Wool Sorter (1)
Woolen Factory (1)
Yarn Dresser (1)