'Hallier' (occupation) (General)

by Mike Pinchin @, Bedford, England, Sunday, July 08, 2018, 09:15 (74 days ago) @ obscurasky

Trawling the BNA for “hallier” produces thousands of hits across the country. Many of them are surnames but a lot are clearly references to an occupation. Some of these latter are associated with mining industries but many more are not and the contexts make it clear that the term was very much interchangeable with “haulier”. The earliest reference is from c1750 and the word was still being used in the late 19C. By the 20C it appears only as a surname.

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