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What was a Jagger in 17th Century England?

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  I noticed on my ancestors 1659 burial record his occupation is listed as a "jagger".  I am not sure what this was, or if it was an old cause of death.

 

Answer: Jagger is a surname now derived from an occupation.  A jagger's occupation was one who sold fish in an open market, or off a boat.


Posted by David Lambert at 06/28/2011 11:42:50 PM | 


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