Preece Family History and One Name Study
dedicated to the research of Preece individuals and
|The site has held Trade Directory entries for
quite a while, but I now want to expand this to give more
I have carried out a count of my database to create a list of occupations - this includes census
entries, marriage records (occupation of both bride/groom and father), baptism records, service records and other smaller contributors where an occupation is shown.
The top 20 occupations on 8 November 2015 are as follows :-
A total of just over 43,000 entries have been counted, and these totals are purely for each specific spelling.
For example, Ag lab will also appear in my list as Agricultural labourer, ag labourer and so on, depending upon how they were recorded in the census etc.This may mean that one or two of these above are understated, but the general order will be very similar.
The top 5 confirm the rural location of a lot of Preece families, with large numbers involved in agriculture.