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Ask a Genealogist: What is the occupation of a Guilderer?

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Can you tell me what the occupation a "Gulderiorer" was in the 16th century in England?

Answer:

The occupation you mention I believe is actually a "Guilderer."  A Guilderer was a maker of silver and gold coints.  This person was often involved in working at the Royal Mint, and may have been the main person in the process of making the coins.

Posted by David Lambert at 08/22/2013 11:41:59 PM | 


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