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In search of the meaning of an occupation from the English Census of 1861.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  In the 1861 Census of England I find my ancestor was a "Ponderater" for his occupation.  Can you explain what this might have been for a job?


Answer:  Your ancestor's job as a Ponderator was to be the inspector of weights and measures.  This occupation and other old occupations can be found online at:

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