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Name Term description
Name Messinger of arms Term description

One who carries and delivers messages

Name Messor Term description

Mace bearer, usher in a court of law

Name Metster Term description

Official measurer of goods or land for sale

Name Midshipman Term description

Senior sailor on board ship

Name Midwife Term description

One who assists at births

Name Mile Term description

A unit of distance. A Scots mile was the equivalent to 8 furlongs (Scots measurements of distance were slightly larger than the analogous Imperial measurements). For more information, see our guide to weights and measures.

Name Mill-wright Term description

Builder of mills

Name Millar Term description

One who works at a mill

Name Millar knaife Term description

Undermiller

Name Miller Term description

One who works at a mill

Name Milliner Term description

One who makes hats

Name Miln-knaif Term description

Undermiller

Name Miln-wright Term description

Builder of mills

Name Milner Term description

One who works at a mill

Name Milnwright Term description

Builder of mills

Name Min. Term description

Minister, miner

Name Miner Term description

One who works in a mine

Name Minister Term description

Ordained official usually in reformed church

Name Minor Term description

Younger. The younger of two, or one too young to act independently in law

Name Minor Term description

Someone who is older than 12 if female or 14 if male, but still under the age of 21. 'Minority' can also be used to refer to the whole period of a person's life from birth until they reach 21. Minors may have curators who are appointed to look after their affairs; see also 'pupil'.

Name Minstrall Term description

Musician for hire

Name Minstrel Term description

Musician for hire

Name Mirror-maker Term description

One who makes mirrors

Name Misels Term description

Measles

Name Missionary minister Term description

Ordained official usually in reformed church