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C Croatia PLACE-NAME

C 100 LATIN

C circa/about ABBREVIATION

C SERVICE civil service ABBREVIATION

C. PRESB Canada Presbyterian; also CP ABBREVIATION

C/CO Congregationalist ABBREVIATION

CA circa/about ABBREVIATION

CA California, USA PLACE-NAME

CACHAEMIA any blood disease MEDICAL

CACHEXIA emaciation usually due to cancer or malaria; malnutrition MEDICAL

CACOEPY emaciation MEDICAL

CACOETHES recurrent bad health MEDICAL

CACOGASTRIC indigestion MEDICAL

CACOSPYSY irregular pulse MEDICAL

CADAVER FEVER puerperal fever MEDICAL

CADDIE messenger or errand boy OCCUPATION

CADDY BUTCHER butcher that dealt in horse meat OCCUPATION

CADGER tinker or travelling salesman OCCUPATION

CAE Caernarvon, WLS PLACE-NAME

CAELEBS single; widowed (male or female) LATIN

CAFENDER carpenter OCCUPATION

CAFFLER rag and bone collector OCCUPATION

CAI Caithness, SCT PLACE-NAME

CAIN a measure of cheese being 300 stone (4200 pounds) WEIGHT

CAINER made walking sticks OCCUPATION

CAIRD another term for a tinker OCCUPATION

CAISSON DISEASE a condition resulting from the sudden reduction in atmospheric pressure; also bends or decompression sickness MEDICAL

CAKEMAN dealer in cattle cake OCCUPATION

CALARIUS shoemaker LATIN

CALCIARIUS shoemaker LATIN

CALCINER burnt bones to make powdered lime OCCUPATION

CALENDER presser of cloth or paper; one who listed documents OCCUPATION

CALENDER WORKER operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper OCCUPATION

CALENDERER operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper OCCUPATION

CALENDERMAN operated a machine which pressed using two large rollers (calender) used to press and finish fabrics or paper OCCUPATION

CALFAT caulker FRENCH

CALICO PRINTER dyed and colored calico OCCUPATION

CAM Cambridgeshire, ENG PLACE-NAME

CAMBIST banker OCCUPATION

CAMBRIC MAKER made a fine linen or cotton fabric called cambric OCCUPATION

CAMELIA, WHITE a flower that represents loveliness SYMBOLS

CAMERIST lady's maid OCCUPATION

CAMIFEX butcher LATIN

CAMISTER minister of the cloth OCCUPATION

CAMLET MERCHANT seller of camlet, cloth used to make cloaks & petticoats OCCUPATION

CAMP COLIC scarlet fever or typhus MEDICAL

CAMP DIARRHOEA typhus MEDICAL

CAMP FEVER typhus MEDICAL

CAMPATER godfather LATIN

CAN Canada PLACE-NAME

CAN a Shetland liquid measure of about 1 Imperial gallon MEASURE

CANCELLARIUS chancellor OCCUPATION

CANCRUM ORIS gangrene of the cheek or lip MEDICAL

CANDLE MAKER who made and sold candles OCCUPATION

CANDLER who made and sold candles OCCUPATION

CANDY MAN traveling candy salesman; also slang name for a bailiff OCCUPATION

CANDYTUFT a flower that represents indifference SYMBOLS

CANER one who made the seats for chairs out of woven cane OCCUPATION

CANINE MADNESS hydrophobia or rabies MEDICAL

CANKER a cancerous, gangrenous or ulcerous sore or disease MEDICAL

CANNALLER canal boat worker OCCUPATION

CANT 100 WELSH

CANTER religious speaker who uses cant OCCUPATION

CANTING CALLER auctioneer OCCUPATION

CANVASER one who made canvas OCCUPATION

CAP the fourth part of a peck (SCT) MEASURE

CAP MAKER made caps usually worn by the working class OCCUPATION

CAPELLA chapel LATIN

CAPELLENUS chaplain, priest LATIN

CAPER cap maker OCCUPATION

CAPILLAIRE MAKER one who made orange flavored syrup OCCUPATION

CAPITALIST investor OCCUPATION

CAPONARIUS innkeeper LATIN

CAPPER made caps usually worn by the working class OCCUPATION

CAPTAIN in charge of a ship or a group of soldiers and also term for an overseer OCCUPATION

CAR Carlow, IRL PLACE-NAME

CARBONARIUS charcoal burner or seller; collier LATIN

CARBUNCLE a large boil MEDICAL

CARD NAILER maintained the teeth (nails) on the carding machine used for preparing wool and cotton for weaving OCCUPATION

CARDER cards wool OCCUPATION

CARDEUR carder FRENCH

CARDITIS inflammation of the heart wall MEDICAL

CARDMAKER maker of cards or instruments for combing wool OCCUPATION

CARDROOMER term for anyone who worked in the carding room of the mills OCCUPATI

ON

CARIES ulceration of bony substance or gangrenous eating away of the bone MEDIC

AL

CARIES ulceration of bone; the gangrenous eating away of a bone MEDICAL

CARIES OF OSCALCIS an obsolete expression for tuberculosis of the joints or bones MEDICAL

CARMAN one who drove a vehicle used to transport goods OCCUPATION

CARNELIAN preventive for misfortune; birth stone for May (also see emerald) SYMBOLS

CARNIFEX butcher OCCUPATION

CARP carpenter ABBREVIATION

CARPENTARIUS carpenter LATIN

CARRIER person plying for hire with a cart OCCUPATION

CARRIER quarryman FRENCH

CARROSSIER carriage or wagon maker FRENCH

CART WHEELER one who made cart wheels OCCUPATION

CARTER wagoner or stable headman OCCUPATION

CARTOGRAPHER map maker OCCUPATION

CARTOMANCER fortune teller who used cards OCCUPATION

CARTWRIGHT maker of carts & wagons OCCUPATION

CASAMENTO marriage PORTUGUESE

CASHMARIE takes fish from the coast to inland markets OCCUPATION

CASTER made small bottles used for sprinkling salt, pepper, sugar, etc OCCUPATION

CASTORA made small bottles used for sprinkling salt, pepper, sugar, etc OCCUPATION

CASTRATOR castrated farm animals; also gelder OCCUPATION

CASTTILLIAN SICKNESS syphilis MEDICAL

CATAGMAN cottager OCCUPATION

CATALEPSY a condition marked by loss of the power to move the muscles voluntarily; also trance MEDICAL

CATAMENIA menstrual discharge MEDICAL

CATAPLASM a soft moist substance to be applied to some part of the body; a poultice MEDICAL

CATAPLEXY trance like state caused by extreme fright MEDICAL

CATARRH inflammation of a mucous membrane MEDICAL

CATARRHAL nose and throat discharge from cold or allergy MEDICAL

CATARRHAL JAUNDICE hepatitis, type A MEDICAL

CATCHPOLE sheriff's assistance or bailiff OCCUPATION

CATCHPOLLA sheriff's assistance or bailiff OCCUPATION

CATECHISTA teacher of religion OCCUPATION

CATSEYE a stone that warns against danger and trouble SYMBOLS

CATTLE JOBBER buys and sells cattle OCCUPATION

CAULKER one who filled up cracks (in ships or windows) OCCUPATION

CAUPONARIUS innkeeper LATIN

CAV Cavan, IRL PLACE-NAME

CAVE GOUT arthritis MEDICAL

CAVEAT a formal notice or warning given to a court,judge or official by a person against the official performing acts within his jurisdiction or power LEGAL

CB Christian Brethren ABBREVIATION

CC Christian Conference Baptist ABBREVIATION

CD Christadelphian ABBREVIATION

CE Church of England, Anglican ABBREVIATION

CEAPMAN dealer or peddler of goods usually itinerant going from village to village OCCUPATION

CEFNDER cousin (male) WELSH

CEILER puts up the ceilings in buildings OCCUPATION

CELLARMAN looked after the beer, wines and spirits in public houses or the warehouse OCCUPATION

CEMENTARIUS mason LATIN

CEMMER hand combed the yarn before weaving OCCUPATION

CEN Centre, FRA PLACE-NAME

CENGINEER civil engineer ABBREVIATION

CENSUS any official enumeration of a population GENEALOGY

CENT 100 FRENCH

CENTAL 100 pounds WEIGHT

CENTENA a hundredweight LATIN

CENTNER in some European countries a weight equal to 50 kilograms or 110.23 pounds; also called 'a short hundredweight' WEIGHT

CENTO 100 ITALIAN

CENTO 100 PORTUGUESE

CENTUM 100 LATIN

CEREBRITIS brain inflammation; lead poisoning MEDICAL

CERVEN June CZECH

CERVENEC July CZECH

CGN Cardiganshire, WLS PLACE-NAME

CH child ABBREVIATION

CH Switzerland PLACE-NAME

CH/O child of ABBREVIATION

CHA Champagne, FRA PLACE-NAME

CHADDER a Scottish dry measure of 16 bolls MEASURE

CHAFF CUTTER made chaff by cutting straw OCCUPATION

CHAFFERER dealer in chaff OCCUPATION

CHAIN a measuring instrument generally consisting of 100 links and a total length of 66 feet MEASURE

CHAIR BODGER traveling chair repairman OCCUPATION

CHAIR BOTTOMER one who made the seats for chairs out of woven cane OCCUPATION

CHAISE MAKER made carts from wicker OCCUPATION

CHAISIER chair maker FRENCH

CHALCEDONY drives away sadness; birth stone for June (also see agate) SYMBOLS

CHALDER a Scottish dry measure of 16 bolls MEASURE

CHALONER dealer in shalloon, a material made in Châlons OCCUPATION

CHAMBER MASTER shoemaker that worked from home as an outworker or selling direct OCCUPATION

CHAMBERLAIN steward to either royalty or nobility, in charge of the household OCCUPATION

CHAMBERMAID female servant attending to bedrooms in houses or inns OCCUPATION

CHAMBERMASTER shoemaker who works in his home OCCUPATION

CHANCRE the sore that appears in the first stage of syphilis MEDICAL

CHANDLER dealer, trader or grocer; maker or seller of candles OCCUPATION

CHANTY MAN sailor that led the singing of shanties on board ship OCCUPATION

CHAPELER made and sold hats OCCUPATION

CHAPELIER hatter FRENCH

CHAPMAN originally a buyer & seller, now, a peddler or travelling dealer OCCUPATION

CHARBONNIER charcoal burner FRENCH

CHARCOAL BURNER made charcoal usually in the woods where the trees were cut OCCUPATION

CHARMAN one who drove a vehicle used to transport goods OCCUPATION

CHARPENTIER carpenter FRENCH

CHARRETIER carter FRENCH

CHARTMASTER person who took contract work in a coal mine & hired labor OCCUPATION

CHARWOMAN cleaning woman OCCUPATION

CHASSEUR trapper; hunter FRENCH

CHATELAINE mistress of a castle or house OCCUPATION

CHATTEL an article of personal property not amounting to a freehold or fee in land LEGAL

CHATTELS PERSONAL movable things LEGAL

CHATTELS REAL rights in land LEGAL

CHAUDE PISSE gonorrhea MEDICAL

CHAUDRONNIER boiler maker FRENCH

CHAUFFEUR fireman FRENCH

CHAUFOURNIER lime burner FRENCH

CHAUNTER street entertainer who sung ballads OCCUPATION

CHEESE FACTOR dealer in cheeses OCCUPATION

CHEESE MONGER dealer in cheeses OCCUPATION

CHEESEMAN dealer in cheeses OCCUPATION

CHI Channel Islands PLACE-NAME

CHICKENPOX a contagious disease, mainly of young children, marked by the

eruption of small blisters which appear in crops and usually heal completely MEDICAL

CHIEF CON OF POL chief constable of police ABBREVIATION

CHIFFONIER rag-picker OCCUPATION

CHILBLAIN painful swelling, with itching, caused by exposure to cold MEDICAL

CHILD BED FEVER infection, in the mother, following the birth of a child MEDICAL

CHILDBED LINEN WAREHOUSE KEEPER hired bed linen for childbirth as most children were born at home OCCUPATION

CHIMISTE chemist FRENCH

CHIMNEY SWEEP chimney cleaner OCCUPATION

CHIMNEY SWEEP'S CANCER cancer of the skin of the scrotum MEDICAL

CHIN-COUGH whooping cough MEDICAL

CHINGLOR rooftiler who used wooden shingles OCCUPATION

CHIP shipwright or carpenter OCCUPATION

CHIPPERS LABOURER assistant to a shipwright or ships carpenter OCCUPATION

CHIRAGRA gout MEDICAL

CHIROPODIST treats diseases of the feet & hands OCCUPATION

CHIRUGION apothecary or surgeon OCCUPATION

CHIRUGUS surgeon LATIN

CHIRURGEON apothecary or surgeon OCCUPATION

CHIRURGIEN surgeon FRENCH

CHLOROSIS iron deficiency anemia MEDICAL

CHN children ABBREVIATION

CHN China PLACE-NAME

CHOAK croup MEDICAL

CHOAK-DAMP asphyxiating gas, mostly carbon dioxide, accumulated in an enclosed space (eg, mine, well, garage) MEDICAL

CHOLAEMIA a morbid accumulation of bile in the blood MEDICAL

CHOLECYSTITIS inflammation of the gall bladder MEDICAL

CHOLECYSTITUS inflammation of the gall bladder MEDICAL

CHOLELITHIASIS gall stones MEDICAL

CHOLELITHIASIS gall stones MEDICAL

CHOLERA an acute infectious disease with profuse diarrhea, vomiting and cramps; spread by contaminated water and food especially in overcrowded conditions MEDICAL

CHOLERA INFANTUM a common, non-contagious diarrhea of young people MEDICAL

CHOPIN old English measure equal to half a pint; MEASURE

CHOREA convulsive motions of the limbs, and strange and involuntary gesticulations; also St Vitus' Dance MEDICAL

CHOWDER fish monger OCCUPATION

CHRISOM a white cloth or robe formerly put on a child at baptism and also at burial if the chiild died soon after baptism. ENGLISH

CHRISOMER literally an infant buried in its baptism robe (chrisom). Applied to infants who died within one month of birth, and, sometimes, to unbaptized infants. ENGLISH

CHRONOLOGIST recorded official events of historical importance OCCUPATION

CHRYSOLITE frees one from evil passions and melancholy; birth stone for September SYMBOLS

CHS Cheshire, ENG PLACE-NAME

CHURCHCOURT a court connected with a church for hearing and deciding ecclesiastical matters GENEALOGY

CHURCHMAN an ecclesiastic or clergyman; in England, a member of the established church GENEALOGY

CHURCHRATE in England a rate raised for the maintaining or repairing of a church or churchyard GENEALOGY

CHURCHWARDEN a functionary to superintend a church and its concerns and represent the interests of the parish GENEALOGY

CHWAER sister WELSH

CHWECH, CHWE six WELSH

CHWEFROR, CHEFROR February WELSH

CHWEGR mother-in-law WELSH

CHWEGRWN father-in-law WELSH

CHYME the thick, pulpy mass which food is changed into by digestion in the stomach MEDICAL

CI Church of Ireland ABBREVIATION

CI GIT. here lies FRENCH

CICATRIZED scarred MEDICAL

CIENTO 100 SPANISH

CIMITERIUM cemetery LATIN

CINCO five SPANISH

CINCO five PORTUGUESE

CINDER WENCH female who collected the cinders from gas works and sold them door to door OCCUPATION

CINQ five FRENCH

CINQUE five ITALIAN

CIPPUS gravestone LATIN

CIRRHOSIS a liver disease in which liver cells are replaced by fibrous tissue MEDICAL

CISELEUR carver FRENCH

CISSOR tailor OCCUPATION

CIVIL SER civil service ABBREVIATION

CIVIS citizen LATIN

CL On Ontario Land Record Index; type of lease or sale = Clergy LEGAL

CLA Clare, IRL PLACE-NAME

CLADDU bury WELSH

CLAKER magician or astrologer OCCUPATION

CLAP gonorrhea MEDICAL

CLAPMAN town crier OCCUPATION

CLARK clerk OCCUPATION

CLASSMAN unemployed laborer OCCUPATION

CLAVIFABER nailmaker LATIN

CLAVIGER servant OCCUPATION

CLAY CARRIER assistant to the shot firer in the pits OCCUPATION

CLAYMAN worked in the clay pits preparing the clay for making bricks; one who coated the outside of buildings with clay to make them water proof OCCUPATION

CLERGYMAN'S SORE THROAT laryngitis MEDICAL

CLERICUS clerk, clergyman LATIN

CLERICUS clerk OCCUPATION

CLERICUS HUIUS PAROCHIAE clerk of this parish LATIN

CLERK prior to 1800 this always meant cleric or clergyman OCCUPATION

CLERK DIV COURT clerk of the division court ABBREVIATION

CLEVIN a Scottish measure equal to 5 bolls MEASURE

CLEYMAN worked in the clay pits preparing the clay for making bricks; one who

coated the outside of buildings with clay to make them water proof OCCUPATION

CLICKER (1) servant of a salesman who stood at the door to invite customers OCCUPATION

CLICKER (2) one who received the matter in the galley from the compositors & made it ready for printing OCCUPATION

CLICKER (3) makes eyelet holes in boots using a machine which made a clicking noise OCCUPATION

CLICKER (4) cut out leather and allocated it to the workmen OCCUPATION

CLIPPER attached the coal carts to the wire or rope which was used to drag the carts to and from the coal face OCCUPATION

CLIPPER OFF attached the coal carts to the wire or rope which was used to drag the carts to and from the coal face OCCUPATION

CLIPPER ON attached the coal carts to the wire or rope which was used to drag the carts to and from the coal face OCCUPATION

CLK Clackmannan, SCT PLACE-NAME

CLK clerk ABBREVIATION

CLOD HOPPER plowman OCCUPATION

CLOGGER maker of wooden shoes OCCUPATION

CLOTH LAPPER took the cloth from the carding machine readied it for the next process OCCUPATION

CLOTH LINTER removed unwanted threads and lint from the finished material OCCUPATION

CLOTH PICKER removed unwanted threads and lint from the finished material OCCUPATION

CLOTHER dealer or maker of cloth; a master weaver OCCUPATION

CLOTHESMAN who made or sold clothes OCCUPATION

CLOTHIER who made or sold clothes OCCUPATION

CLOTHMAN who made or sold clothes OCCUPATION

CLOUTER made nails; also another term for a shoemaker OCCUPATION

CLOUTIER nail maker FRENCH

CLOVE a weight of wool equal to 7 pounds or of cheese equal to about 8 pounds WEIGHT

CLOVER, FOUR-LEAF a flower that means be mine SYMBOLS

CLOVER, RED a flower that represents industry SYMBOLS

CLOVER, WHITE a flower that means think of me SYMBOLS

CLOWER made nails; also another term for a shoemaker OCCUPATION

CLUBFOOT a deformity of the foot in which it is twisted from the normal shape or position; also talipes MEDICAL

CLYSTER an injection; enema MEDICAL

CM Calvinistic Methodist ABBREVIATION

CMN Carmarthen, WLS PLACE-NAME

CN Christian ABBREVIATION

CO Colorado, USA PLACE-NAME

COACH DRIVER drove any coach OCCUPATION

COACHMAN drove any coach OCCUPATION

COAL in Kincardine a measure of coal equal to 48 Scottish pints MEASURE

COAL BACKER carried the sacks of coal from the coal barge to the coal wagons OC

CUPATION

COAL BURNER made charcoal OCCUPATION

COAL DRAWER worked in the mines pushing or dragging the coal carts the bottom of the pit OCCUPATION

COAL HEAVER unloaded coal OCCUPATION

COAL HIGGLER coal dealer, usually with a horse and cart OCCUPATION

COAL RUNNER attended the coal carts underground OCCUPATION

COAL WHIPPER unloaded coal from ships using baskets attached to a simple form of crane OCCUPATION

COALMETER measured coal OCCUPATION

COAST SURVEYOR customs officer who watched over the of loading off goods on the coast OCCUPATION

COAST WAITER customs officer who watched over the of loading off goods on the coast OCCUPATION

COATES dweller by or in the cote or cottage, employed to look after a sheepcote OCCUPATION

COBBLER maker or repairer of shoes OCCUPATION

COBLEMAN used a flat bottomed boat for fishing OCCUPATION

COCHER coachman; cabman FRENCH

COCKER to pamper or indulge MEDICAL

COCUS cook LATIN

COCUS cook OCCUPATION

COD PLACER put fire proof containers which held the pottery for firing into the kiln OCCUPATION

CODICIL a supplement to a will changing or explaining something in the will LEGAL

COELEBS single; widowed (male or female); bachelor LATIN

COEMETERIUM cemetery LATIN

COHEN a priest OCCUPATION

COI Cottbus, DDR PLACE-NAME

COIFFEUR hair dresser FRENCH

COIFFEUSE milliner FRENCH

COINER worked at the mint stamping out coins OCCUPATION

COLD PLAGUE ague characterized by chills MEDICAL

COLIC a painful spasmodic affection of the intestines, especially the colon, with fever MEDICAL

COLLACTANEA foster mother LATIN

COLLAR MAKER made horse collars; one who made shirt collars OCCUPATION

COLLATERAL ANCESTOR belonging to the same ancestral stock but not in a direct line of descent, such as aunts or cousins GENEALOGY

COLLIER coal miner OCCUPATION

COLONUS farmer or husbandman LATIN

COLORATORA worked with dyes OCCUPATION

COLOUR MAN mixed the dyes in the textile trade and also assistant to a house painter OCCUPATION

COLOURATOR worked with dyes OCCUPATION

COLPORTEUR peddler of books particularly religious books or pamphlets; a hawker OCCUPATION

COLPORTEUR pedlar FRENCH

COLUMBINE a flower that represents folly SYMBOLS

COM'L TRAVELLER commercial ABBREVIATION

COMB a dry measure containing 4 bushels MEASURE

COMB MAKER made combs either for the textile industry for combing wool, etc or the maker of hair combs OCCUPATION

COMBER combs wool OCCUPATION

COMBERE combs wool OCCUPATION

COMEDIANUS actor LATIN

COMES earl, count LATIN

COMM On Ontario Land Record Index; type of free grant = Heir & Devisee Commission LEGAL

COMMATER godmother LATIN

COMMIS commercial clerk FRENCH

COMMIS AUX VENTE salesman FRENCH

COMMIS VOYAGEUR commercial traveller FRENCH

COMMON ANCESTOR Ancestor shared by two or more people GENEALOGY

COMPATABLE accountant FRENCH

COMPATER godfather; sponsor LATIN

COMPATRES godparents LATIN

COMPOS MENTIS of sound mind LATIN

COMPOSITEUR compositor FRENCH

COMPOSITOR one who set up type for printing OCCUPATION

CON Cornwall, ENG PLACE-NAME

CONCIERGE janitor FRENCH

CONDER gave steering instructions to the steersman and also gave directions to inshore fisherman of fish movements on shoals (usually from the top of cliffs or rocks) OCCUPATION

CONDUCTEUR driver FRENCH

CONDUCTEUR D'ATTELAGES teamster or driver FRENCH

CONEY CATCHER rabbit catcher OCCUPATION

CONFECTIONER candy maker OCCUPATION

CONFIRMATIO confirmed LATIN

CONFISEUR confectioner FRENCH

CONGESTION the excessive accumulation of any fluid (eg. blood, mucus) in any part of the body MEDICAL

CONGESTIVE CHILLS malaria MEDICAL

CONGESTIVE FEVER malaria MEDICAL

CONIUGE husband ITALIAN

CONIUNX married person, spouse LATIN

CONJUG married LATIN

CONJUGATA wife LATIN

CONJUGATUS married, also husband LATIN

CONJUGE spouse PORTUGUESE

CONJUGES married couples LATIN

CONJUNCTI FUERE they were married LATIN

CONJUNCTIVITIS inflammation of the delicate membrane lining the eyelids and eyeballs MEDICAL

CONJUNX husband or wife LATIN

CONNER inspector or tester OCCUPATION

CONNER gave steering instructions to the steersman and also gave directions to inshore fisherman of fish movements on shoals (usually from the top of cliffs or rocks) OCCUPATION

CONNUBIUM marriage LATIN

CONSANGUINITY related by blood from a common ancestor LATIN

CONSERVE canner FRENCH

CONSORBRINA female cousin on the mother's side LATIN

CONSORBRINUS male cousin on the mother's side LATIN

CONSORT spouse LATIN

CONSTABULARIUS constable LATIN

CONSTIPATION a condition in which stools are excessively solid causing difficult bowel movements MEDICAL

CONSTRUCTEUR builder FRENCH

CONSTRUCTEUR DE CHALOUPES boat builder FRENCH

CONSTRUCTEUR DE MOULINS millwright FRENCH

CONSTRUCTEUR DE NAVIRES shipbuilder FRENCH

CONSUMPTION a wasting away of the body, especially from pulmonary tuberculosis; see phthisis MEDICAL

CONTAGIOUS PYREXIA dysentery MEDICAL

CONTHORALIS husband or wife LATIN

CONTRACTEUR contractor FRENCH

CONTRACTIO marriage; marriage contract LATIN

CONVEYANCE transfer of legal title to land LEGAL

CONVULSIONS violent spasms or series of spasms of the muscles MEDICAL

CONYUGE spouse SPANISH

COOPER makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, eg. casks, barrels, tubs OCCUPATION

COOPERTA married woman LATIN

COP the married man or woman, for copulatus LATIN

COPEMAN dealer, later a receiver of stolen goods OCCUPATION

COPISTE copyist FRENCH

COPPERBEATER coppersmith OCCUPATION

COPPERBETER coppersmith OCCUPATION

COPPERSMITH worked with copper OCCUPATION

COPULATIO married ceremony LATIN

COPULATUS the married man or woman LATIN

COQUUS cook LATIN

COR Cork, IRL PLACE-NAME

CORACLE MAKER made coracles, a small round boat used for fishing OCCUPATION

CORDIER rope and cordage factory operator FRENCH

CORDINER shoe-maker sometimes called Crisinite OCCUPATION

CORDONNIER shoemaker FRENCH

CORDWAINER maker of good quality shoes OCCUPATION

CORFF body WELSH

CORPH body WELSH

CORPUS the body LATIN

CORROYEUR currier FRENCH

CORRUPTION infection MEDICAL

CORYZA a cold MEDICAL

COSTER WIFE female fruit seller OCCUPATION

COSTERMONGER peddler of fruits and vegetables OCCUPATION

COSTIVE constipation MEDICAL

COSTIVENNESS constipation MEDICAL

COTILER cutler OCCUPATION

COUPER one who buys & sells OCCUPATION

COURANTEER journalist OCCUPATION

COURTIER broker FRENCH

COUSIN cousin (male) FRENCH

COUSINE cousin (female) FRENCH

COUTURIÈRE seamstress FRENCH

COWHERD cow tender OCCUPATION

COWKEEPER one who kept one or more cows in cities when a cow was kept in the back yard of a house, providing milk which was sold; forerunner of the local dairy OCCUPATION

COXWAIN ship or boat helmsman OCCUPATION

CP Canada Presbyterian; also C.Presb ABBREVIATION

CR On Ontario Land Record Index; type of lease or sale = Crown Reserve LEGAL

CR Corse, FRA PLACE-NAME

CRAMP COLIC appendicitis MEDICAL

CRAN in Scotland, a measure of capacity for fresh herrings, as taken out of the net, containing on a rough average 750 herrings , about 37.5 gallons MEASURE

CRANE in Scotland, a measure of capacity for fresh herrings, as taken out of the net, containing on a rough average 750 herrings , about 37.5 gallons MEASURE

CRATCH MAKER made cratches (mangers, cribs, or frames) for hay OCCUPATION

CREPIDARIUS sandal maker LATIN

CRETINISM a symptom of the deficiency or complete lack of thyroid hormone during fetal life or early infancy MEDICAL

CRIER law court officer, auctioneer, town announcer OCCUPATION

CRIMPER member of navy press gang OCCUPATION

CRISPINITE shoe-maker, also cordiner or cordwainer, named after St. Crispin, the patron Saint of shoe-makers OCCUPATION

CROCKER potter OCCUPATION

CROFTER tenant of a small piece of land OCCUPATION

CROP SICKNESS overextended stomach from overeating MEDICAL

CROPPER tenant who is paid with a share of the crop OCCUPATION

CROUP a childhood disease consisting of inflammation of the windpipe accompanied with short barking coughs and difficult respiration MEDICAL

CROWNER coroner OCCUPATION

CRSP correspondence ABBREVIATION

CRUSTED TETTER impetigo MEDICAL

CS census ABBREVIATION

CS Czechoslovakia PLACE-NAME

CS Church (Kirk) of Scotland; Scotch Presbyterian ABBREVIATION

CT Connecticut, USA PLACE-NAME

CUATRO four SPANISH

CUBAN ITCH alastrim MEDICAL

CUBIT a lineal measure, being the length of a man's arm from the elbow to the extremity of the middle finger, usually about 18 inches, later standardized to 21 inches MEASURE

CUDREME a stone weight, which could be of various denominations WEIGHT

CUGINA cousin (female) ITALIAN

CUGINO cousin (male) ITALIAN

CUHREUR a dresser of leather OCCUPATION

CUL Cumberland, ENG PLACE-NAME

CULTIVATEUR farmer FRENCH

CULTIVATEUR, FEMME farmer, female FRENCH

CULTURE FRUITIÈRE fruit grower FRENCH

CUM used in place names, meaning 'combined with', referring to two villages or hamlets forming a township or part of a township (eg. Skelton-cum-Newby) PLACE-NAME

CUNREUR a dresser of leather OCCUPATION

CUPER makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, eg. casks, barrels, tubs OCCUPATION

CURATOR guardian LATIN

CURER cures tobacco OCCUPATION

CURRETTER broker OCCUPATION

CURRIER cures or tans hides OCCUPATION

CURSITOR a chancery court clerk who draws up wills OCCUPATION

CUSTELL-PENNIE amount claimed by a bailiff out of the goods of the deceased in Orkney and Shetland LEGAL

CUSTOMER customs tax collector OCCUPATION

CUSTOMS HSE OFFICER customs house officer ABBREVIATION

CUSTOS guardian LATIN

CUTLER makes, sharpens or sells knives OCCUPATION

CWT hundredweight (in U.S.=100 lbs; Eng.=112 lbs) WEIGHT

CX Church of Christ ABBREVIATION

CYANOSIS a disease in which the skin has a blue tint from lack of oxygen in the blood or poor circulation to the skin MEDICAL

CYFNITHER cousin (female) WELSH

CYNANCHE diseases of the throat MEDICAL

CYNANCHE TONSILLARIS quinsy MEDICAL

CYNANCHE TRACHEALIS croup MEDICAL

CYNDIRE a term denoting 10 swine (SCT) MEASURE

CYSTITIS inflammation of the urinary bladder MEDICAL

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