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The Online Genealogist: Occupation of a Pitman

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: In the 1871 Census in Scotland my ancestor is listed by occupation as a Pit Man.  Can you explain what that is?

 

Answer: Your 19th century ancestor was no doubt a coal miner.  Another term was a "pitman" for one who worked in the coal pits.

 

Posted by David Lambert at 05/15/2012 11:50:01 PM | 


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