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Ask a Genealogist: What was the occupation of a Delver?

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Question:

Can you explain what the occupation of a "Delver Man" was?  I thought it was "Delivery Man" but it is spelled without the letters (i) and (y).

Answer:

This occupation is generally listed as "a delver".  A delver was a person who used a shovel for ditch digging, and sometimes digging wells.
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