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Name Term description
Name Dagmaker Term description

Mitten maker (usually for fishermen)

Name Damasker Term description

One who works with damask cloth

Name Dame Term description

Title of lady, usually married or widowed

Name Dancing-master Term description

One who teaches dancing

Name Day labourer/day-labourer Term description

Worker paid by the day

Name Deacon Term description

Chief official of craft or trade

Name Deacon convener of trades Term description

Chief official of craft or trade

Name Deacon convener/deacon-convener Term description

Chief official of craft or trade

Name Deacon warner Term description

A deacon was the chief official of a craft or trade, or a lay official in the church; a warner was an official who summoned a congregation to church, or members of a court or council to a meeting

Name Dean Term description

Chief official of craft or trade, head of a university faculty, leader of body of lawyers

Name Dean of guild Term description

Chief official of craft or trade

Name Dempster Term description

A judge, an officer of the court who pronounced sentence

Name Deyman Term description

Either a day labourer (that is, hiring himself out by the day) or a dairyman

Name Dingwall pursuivant Term description

A member of the Lyon court

Name Director Term description

Senior official in government office

Name Distiller Term description

One who makes spirits, often whisky

Name Ditcher Term description

One who digs or cleans ditches

Name Doctor Term description

Usually a medical practitioner

Name Doctor of medicine Term description

Usually a medical practitioner

Name Doctor of physic Term description

Usually a medical practitioner

Name Dom. Servt. Term description

Domestic servant

Name Domestic Term description

General indoor servant

Name Dominie Term description

A schoolmaster or tutor

Name Door-keeper Term description

One who guards a doorway

Name Dowager Term description

Widow of titled man