Guysborough County Genealogy

Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada

Glossary of Old Terms

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Word/PhraseDefinitionUseage
kalladcalled, namedSwedish
kallbrandgangreneSwedish
kammarskrivareassistant clerkSwedish
kapellförsamlingchapelry, dependent branch of a parishSwedish
kaplanassistant ministerSwedish
karbunkelcarbuncleSwedish
kärestaloved one, wifeSwedish
karlman, maleSwedish
kartamapSwedish
katalogdirectory, catalogSwedish
katekismilängdcommunion recordSwedish
katolskCatholicSwedish
kavalleristcavalrymanSwedish
KedgerFishermanUK Occupation
KeekerColliery 'quality control' man and weighmanUK Occupation
Keeler / KeelmanBargeman on Newcastle Keels - river boats carrying coal down river to ships loading off-shore. More Info.UK Occupation
KellermanA person in charge of the wine-cellars in a great house or castle - of German originUK Occupation
KempsterWool / cotton comberUK Occupation
Kiddier1) Dealer in young goats and skins 2) SkinnerUK Occupation
kikhostawhooping coughSwedish
KilnerIn charge of pottery kiln/s - limeburnerUK Occupation
King's evil'King's evil' is swelling of joints and lymph glands or scrofula, not necessarily from TB (the touch of a king was supposed to cure it)Medical
Kirk-masterDeacon in a churchScot.Occup
Kish makerMaker of woven willow basketsScot.Occup
KisserMade cuishes and high armourUK Occupation
klensmedtoolmaker, locksmithSwedish
klockareparish clerkSwedish
Knacker1) Harness maker 2) dealer in old and dead animals - 'Knacker's yard'UK Occupation
Knappers / NappersDressed and shaped flint as required, mainly for flintlock firearmsUK Occupation
knektsoldierSwedish
knektekontraktagreement of enrollmentSwedish
Kneller / KnullerDoor to door chimney sweepsUK Occupation
Knock KnobblerDog CatcherUK Occupation
Knocker-upMan who awoke factory workers with a long stick, knocking on the bedroom windows - often the LamplighterUK Occupation
KnollerBell tollerUK Occupation
kofferdimerchant marineSwedish
kolarecharcoal burnerSwedish
koleracholeraSwedish
kolikcolicSwedish
kommen ifråncame fromSwedish
komministerassistant ministerSwedish
kommuntownship, municipality, parishSwedish
kommunikantperson receiving communionSwedish
kommunionbokcommunion bookSwedish
kommunionlängdcommunion recordSwedish
könsex, genderSwedish
konfirmationconfirmationSwedish
konfirmationslängdconfirmation recordSwedish
kontrahenternamarriage applicantsSwedish
kontraktdeanery (clerical district)Swedish
konung, kungkingSwedish
konvulsionerconvulsionsSwedish
köpebrevpurchase deed, title deedSwedish
köpingsmall townSwedish
köpmanmerchantSwedish
kopparslagarecoppersmithSwedish
kopporsmallpoxSwedish
körsnärfurrierSwedish
kovshortness of breathSwedish
kräftacancerSwedish
krampconvulsionsSwedish
krankillnessSwedish
krigsarkivwar archive, military archiveSwedish
kristendomskunskapreligious knowledgeSwedish
kristnadchristened, baptizedSwedish
krono-belonging to the crown (government)Swedish
kronohemmanfarm owned by the crown (government)Swedish
KruchhustenWhooping coughMedical
krukmakarepotterSwedish
kung, konungkingSwedish
kungarikekingdomSwedish
kungligroyalSwedish
kusincousinSwedish
kvälleveningSwedish
kvarlåtenskappossessions left after deathSwedish
kvarnmillSwedish
kvarterblock, quarterSwedish
kvävningsuffocationSwedish
kvinna, kvinnkjönwoman, femaleSwedish
kyrkachurchSwedish
kyrkobokparish registerSwedish
kyrkobyvillage in which the parish church is locatedSwedish
kyrkogångintroduction of mother into congregation after childbirthSwedish
kyrkogårdchurchyard, cemeterySwedish
kyrkoherdeparish ministerSwedish
kyrkosockenecclesiastical parishSwedish
kyrkotagenintroduction of mother into congregation after childbirthSwedish
kyrkovaktarechurch officerSwedish
kyrkovärdchurch or parish wardenSwedish
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