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Ask a Genealogist: What was a Spittleman?

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Question:

In the 1871 Census in London my ancestor had a lodger who was a Spittleman.  Can you advise me what that was?

Answer:

A spittleman was another name for an attendant or assistant at a hospital.  You see this term not so much in the United States but in England.

Posted by Jean Maguire at 04/04/2013 11:57:21 PM | 


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