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An unusual occupation?

Discussion in 'General Genealogical Queries' started by Pauline, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Pauline

    Pauline LostCousins Star

    I was looking at a distant relative in the 1939 Register and was somewhat amused by the Ancestry transcription of his occupation: "Retired Civil Scroat".

    Sounds to me like a contradiction in terms!

    (The actual register has 'Retired civil servant'.)
     
  2. At home in NZ

    At home in NZ LostCousins Member

  3. Lankylady

    Lankylady LostCousins Member

    Pauline, in my experience and in certain areas, 'scroat' is a derogatory term for someone who's a bit rough and ready!
     

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