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Danish Translations for Occupations

Danish Translations for Occupations

Posted: 29 Apr 2009 8:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is there an online Danish to English translation guide for common occupations found in the censuses? This would be most helpful as many of us can not discern enough letters in the handwritten records to use the standard dictionary or translating sites, but we could match Danish words by general appearance, especially if the list was restricted to the subject of occupations. In lieu of this, if a few people could to respond here with their own short lists, however incomplete, it would undoubtedly help many of us who don't have Danish language skills.

Re: Danish Translations for Occupations

Posted: 12 Feb 2011 11:44PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: Danish Translations for Occupations

Posted: 14 Feb 2011 2:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Many thanks!

Re: Danish Translations for Occupations

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 3:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, this is a great website. Does anyone know what the following phrase means?

Forsørges af Fattigvaesnet

The website says that the first part, Forsørges af, means "Provided by" but the last word I can't find a translation for. I think it means poor or pauper judging from the other words on the occupation list but I am not sure. This phrase is used on the 1880 Danish census for a widow lady 76 years old, and it is listed as her occupation.

Re: Danish Translations for Occupations

Posted: 30 Mar 2011 3:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your translation is ok !

Fattigvæsen = service/help to poor people
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