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30-01-2008, 12:38 AM
I am looking for the old name of a person who would move someone and their goods from one place to another. I presume they used a wagon or cart and horses. The word Carter comes to mind but when I looked it up on this site I got Pres. Carter etc.
30-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Names that spring immediately to mind are Carrier (people & goods) and Waggoner (mainly goods).
30-01-2008, 2:06 PM
From the Old Occupations site
Driver of (horse-drawn) vehicles for transporting goods. Carmen were often employed by railway companies for local deliveries and collections of goods and parcels. Modern day van driver. Also sometimes someone who drove horse-drawn trams was called a Carman.
Thanks for your help, I think that I'll use Carter. That is a good site you put on your answer.
01-02-2008, 9:55 PM
That is a good site you put on your answer.
I think I got it from a posting on this forum - together with tons of other useful information.
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