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    We seem to like statistics! lol How far back can you go without........

    duplicating an occupation?

    I think it's probably fairer to stick to the men only..............

    dad - RAF

    grandfathers - butcher and architect

    great-grandfathers - train driver, stone mason, school master and librarian

    g-g-grandfathers - butcher, ag lab, stone mason, carpenter, engine fitter, tea merchant, grocer, groom

    g-g-g-grandfathers - butcher, ag lab, postman, ag lab, publican, millwright, unknown occ, unknown occ, ag-lab, carpet weaver, mariner, grocer, farmer, tailor, ag lab, china dealer

    So, my first duplication is a g-g-grandfather who was a butcher like my grandfather. My first duplication within the same generation is in my g-g-g-grandparents gen - four ag labs!
    Last edited by Merry Monty Montgomery; 29-01-08, 09:57. Reason: missed off half the last list!!

    Not very far ......... doesn't help that I'm missing one set of ggrandparents either

    grandfathers - wagon repairer, bus owner and driver/farmer
    ggrandfathers - carter, coal miner, ag lab, tailor, iron miner, train driver
    gggandfathers - farmer, stationery engine driver, ag lab, coal miner, iron miner, ag lab
    Last edited by Barbara Dodds; 29-01-08, 08:59.


      Hmm, not far at all - one of my grandfather's occupations was more or less the same as my father's! If we could include women who were in paid employment - my mother was a teacher and so was my grandmother. In both these cases, it is the grandparent on the other side of my tree who shared an occupation with my parent!
      Last edited by KiteRunner; 29-01-08, 14:04.

      Every five years or so I look back on my life and I have a good... laugh"
      (Indigo Girls, "Watershed")


        There was Dad a coal Miner, his father a coal miner, both his grandparents and going back to my 5 x g grandfather Charles JUBB who married in 1718 everyone coal or copper miners from Northumberland or Cornwall.
        On my mums side both grandfathers and going back to a g g g g grandfather were all coal or tin miners from Somerset, Cumberland and County Durham.
        Nothing very exciting there.

        Looking for Northey, Goodfellow, Jobes, Heal, Lilburn, Curry, Gay, Carpenter, Johns, Harris, Vigus from Cornwall, Somerset, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, USA, Australia.


          Okay - mine's a cheat as I can only go back a bit on my mum's tree but here goes

          father - electrician
          unknown and sheet metal worker

          guinness brewer, footballer, house painter

          great greats
          bookbinder, hotel proprietor, decorator, carman, farmer

          great great greats
          accountant, carpenter, comedian, silversmith, house painter, shoemaker, bricklayers labourer (x2) , coal miner, farmer
          Zoe in London

          Cio che Dio vuole, io voglio ~ What God wills, I will


            Father's side:

            Father - Fishmonger
            Grandfathers - Gas fitter, labourer in Cement factory
            Great Grandfathers - Brickmaker, Market Gardener
            GG Grandfather - ag labourer, ag labourer

            Mother's side:

            Father - Gardener
            Grandfathers - Butler, Carman
            Great Grandfathers - Groom, Royal Marine
            GG Grandfathers - labourer, unknown



              Father - Accountant
              Grandfathers - Metal roller machinist / Army
              Greatgrandfathers - Royal Navy Engineer / Butcher / Journey man carrier / Engine stoker
              GG grandfathers - Royal Navy Engineer / Royal Navy Engineer / Butcher / Brickmaker / Ag. Lab / Plate layer / Waterman / Lighterman


                Father - accountant
                grandfathers - chef, engineers fitter
                ggfs - steward, shipping clerk, gunmaker, candle-maker
                gggfs - sugar baker, furnaceman, tailor, pianoforte-maker, gunsmith, house-painter, mason, soldier
                gggfs - tailor, ag lab, shoemaker, grocer, cab-driver, builder, labourer, gunsmith, cordwainer, house-painter, shoemaker, mariner, labourer, mason, soldier

                Of course, pretty common for a son to follow in his father's footsteps - hence the gunsmiths going back generations!


                  That was going to be my next Q, Richard :(

                  Most number of gens with the same occ!! lol (I can't offer anything, as mine like to chop and change!)


                    father: accountant
                    grandfathers: hospital porter, city transport manager
                    great-grandfathers: labourer, butcher, grocer, butcher
                    great-great-grandfathers: weaver, gardener, butcher-cum-summerhouse builder, dyer, wool comber, sawyer, carrier, farmer
                    great-great-great-grandfathers: outrider, gardener, gamekeeper, dyer, spinner, wool sorter, farmer, maltster, farmer, farmer/soldier
                    Last edited by Mary from Italy; 29-01-08, 13:02.


                      Not even one generation!

                      Father: Plasterer
                      G'dads: Plasterer, Potter
                      G G'dads: Plasterer, Coal Miner, Coal Miner, Iron Worker
                      GG G'dads: Plasterer, Coal Miner,, Stone Miner, Potter, Wheelwright, Labourer, Farmer, Potter
                      GGG G'dad's: Plasterer, Coal Miner, Coal Dealer, Potterx5, Fireman, Shoemaker, Farmer, Ag Lab x 3, Miller


                        Father, transport manager.
                        Grandfathers, boilerman,joiner.
                        GGrandfathersclerk,plasterer,insurance agent,cooper.
                        GGGrandfathers,ag lab/grocer,brewer,ag lab/platelayer,house painter,coal miner x 2,cooper,fireman/stoker.
                        GGGGrandfathers, ag lab,not known,shepherd,watchmaker,ag lab,ag lab,not known,lab,coal miner x 4,pot painter, house painter,fisherman,farmer.

                        No wonder i'm handy around the house!!


                          Dad - Civil Servant

                          Grandfathers - Boilermaker : Painter and Decorator

                          Great grandfathers: Tinsmith : Farmer : Soldier : Tailor.

                          2xgreat grandfathers: Printer : Farmer : Tailor :Carpenter : Carpenter : Ag. Lab.

                          I'm assuming we needn't count war-time soldiers? My Dad was in the army in WW2 and my grandfather in WW1 and 2 great great grandfathers faught in the American Civil War but I haven't counted those as it wasn't their "real" job.

                          If you have tailors and farmers in your tree, you won't get back very far without duplication I think. If my family is typical, tailor's daughters married tailors and farmer's daughters married farmers generation after generation.

                          ".... thy memory shall be blest by the children of the children of thy child".
                          Alfred, Lord Tennyson


                            Dad - Draughtsman/Technical Officer

                            Grandfathers - general labourer, opera singer (lol)

                            GGFs - Merchant, Pawnbroker, Dredger Master, Gen labourer.

                            2 x GGFs - Engine driver (liar!) Farmer/carter,House painter, Publican, Dredger Master, Master Quarrier, White fisherman, Ship's carpenter

                            3 x GGFs - Brewer, Cordwainer,Farmer, Farmer, Farmer, Farmer, Farmer Farmer. Master boat builder. Master Quarrier, Ship's carpenter,Ship rigger, Ship's carpenter, ship's carpenter, ag lab, farmer, farmer.

                            What I find interesting is that while one side of the family was going UP, the other side was coming DOWN.



                              Father's side:
                              Royal Navy,
                              Bank manager/journalist,
                              Accountant, Glass factory owner,
                              Printer, Brewer's drayman, Tobacconist, Potter
                              Confectioner, Ironmonger/publican, Tailor, Ag lab, Farmer's waggoner, Carpet weaver, Potter, weaver
                              Baker, ag lab, not sure about the rest.

                              Mother's side:
                              Farmer, Farmer
                              Newspaper proprietor, Farmer, Farmer, Farmer
                              Printer and more farmers
                              Hairdresser, butcher and yet more farmers ...... they were all tenant farmers and included several cousin marriages.

                              And no connection whatsoever between the printers .... I like making things but have no interest in the land or very much in gardening!!
                              Last edited by Caroline; 29-01-08, 16:50.
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                                son - electrician
                                me - librarian
                                father - electrician
                                grandfathers - merchant seaman, plumber
                                great grandfathers - army captain and builder, Mines Dept Warden, plumber, railway fettler
                                great-great grandfathers - builder, publican, blacksmith, gilder/publican, carter, debt collector, ag lab., engineer.

                                Sydney Australia
                                Avatar: Reuben Edward Page and Lilly Mary Anne Dawson


                                  Dad - Electrical Draughtsman

                                  Grandads - Steelworks labourer & Electrician

                                  Gr-Grandads - Shipyard rivetter, driver, Engineer in shipyard, shipyard joiner.

                                  Gr-gr-Grandads - Sawyer (Crumpet maker, 1901), Furnaceman, Tinsmith, Miner, Fitter, Grocer/Carter, Clerk (formerly Tea Dealer) & Ironworks Labourer

                                  Gr-gr-gr-Grandads - Ag Lab, Victualler, Ag lab, Weaver, Dyer, Tailor, Butcher, Mine Labourer. Farmer, Turner, Farmer, Boatman/Docker, Waterman, Platelayer, Ironworks labourer, Labourer

                                  me - Electrical Draughtswoman, brother - Electrical draughtsman.



                                    Helen - what's a crumpet maker? (other than the obvious )


                                      Originally posted by Merry Monty Montgomery View Post
                                      Helen - what's a crumpet maker? (other than the obvious )
                                      is it the 1901 equivalent of Gok Wan from How to Look Good Naked?
                                      Zoe in London

                                      Cio che Dio vuole, io voglio ~ What God wills, I will


                                        Oh of silly of me