Traduzione di una professione / Occupation translation help

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Traduzione di una professione / Occupation translation help

Postby pink67 » 04 Oct 2007, 19:41

Someone can tell me the translation of the occupation "Scavanger"...
What does it means in italian?
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Postby NOLA » 04 Oct 2007, 20:31

Was it on a manifest? The only occupation close to that in Italian is scavatore, which can be an excavator or a ditch digger.

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Postby BillieDeKid » 04 Oct 2007, 21:51

The english word is spelled scavenger - a person that goes through other peoples possessions (that have been thrown away) and collects the possessions for themselves.

I believe in italian it would be - collezionista di rifiuto

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Postby misbris » 04 Oct 2007, 23:12

In North Jersey, the term was "ragman." Some Italian families became very weathy in the carting and hauling business.

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Re: Traduzione di una professione / Occupation translation h

Postby pink67 » 05 Oct 2007, 06:30

Thank you very much to all!!
Yes, I found this occupation in this Census:

Giannini Bartolomeo, line 83....

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In italian is: rigattiere, robivecchi, ferrivecchi,

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Re: Traduzione di una professione / Occupation translation h

Postby pink67 » 05 Oct 2007, 06:36

Just to give a hand I want to share with you this list of occupation from the site of Immigrant Ancestors Project....

http://immigrants.byu.edu/DesktopDefaul ... 9&tabid=32

Choose the one with multilingual version....

Laura :D


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