Victorian Occupations – K

19th Century Occupations or job descriptions from Kedger to Knuller.

Kedger A fisherman
Keeker Colliery official who checked quantity and quality of coal output. A weighman.
Keeler A bargeman who sailed a flat bottomed boat known as a keel.
Keelman A Keeler
Keller A keeper of salt.
Kellogg A slaughterman.
Kempster A Wool comber
Kepegest An innkeeper.
Kiddier A skinner or dealer in young goats
Kilner limeburner, in charge of a kiln
Kisser Someone who made cuishes and high armour.
Kitchen Assistant assisted – obvious really
Kitchen Hand
Kitchen Maid
Kitchen Porter
Knacker harness maker or saddler, also the buyer of old horses and dead animals
Knappers Someone who shaped and dressed flints into the size shape required for use in flintlock guns for the British Army.
Kneller A chimney sweep who went from door to door looking for business.
Knight This is the English term for a European social position. It is no longer the pricipal duty to fight as and lead heavy cavalry as was the case in the late middle ages. But the ideals to which a knight may aspire are still largely prowess, loyalty, generosity and courtesy.
Knitting Work
Knocker-Up A person employed to wake up workers in northern mills and factorys on early shifts, going from house to house using a long pole to knock on bedroom windows.
Knockknobbler A dog catcher.
Knoller The toller of bells
Knuller A chimney sweep who went from door to door looking for business.