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Name Term description
Name L. Term description

Lawful

Name Labourer Term description

Workman

Name Lace-weaver Term description

Weaver of laces (cords)

Name Laceman Term description

Maker of laces (cords)

Name Ladie Term description

Woman of gentle birth or title of woman married to nobleman

Name Ladies' hairdresser and perfumer Term description

One who arranges women's hair and sells perfume

Name Lady Term description

Woman of gentle birth or title of woman married to nobleman

Name Laird Term description

Landowner, landlord, chief

Name Land labourer Term description

Workman

Name Land officer in HM Customs Term description

One employed in an official capacity, often in the Customs or in local administration

Name Land surveyor Term description

One who estimates or measures area of land

Name Land-laborer/land-labourer Term description

Workman

Name Land-measurer Term description

One who estimates or measures area of land

Name Land-steward Term description

One who looks after the lands of an estate

Name Land-surveyor Term description

One who estimates or measures area of land

Name Land-surveyor of Customs Term description

One who estimates or measures area of land

Name Land-waiter/landwaiter Term description

Customs officer, who oversaw the landing of goods

Name Lapper Term description

Worked in textile finishing, folding or doubling the cloth repeatedly upon itself ready for packing

Name Last-maker Term description

Maker of lasts (for shoemaking)

Name Late Term description

Formerly, deceased

Name Lath-splitter Term description

Person who splits wood into laths

Name Latter W Term description

Latter Will

Name Lawful daughter/son Term description

Legitimate daughter/son

Name Laxfisher Term description

Salmon fisherman

Name Leather cutter Term description

One who cuts leather into required shapes