Are you a GM looking for some bizarre sounding—but totally real—medieval professions? Maybe you’re a player looking for an interesting background or story for your character? Fear not, I’ve got you. I present for your delectation, a plethora of obscure and odd jobs of old.

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# Profession
1 Ackerman
2 Hayward
3 Ostler
4 Woolcomber
5 Climmer
6 Fewterer
7 Parker
8 Sperviter
9 Oyster raker
10 Furrier
11 Bottelier
12 Currier
13 Malemaker
14 Vaginarius
15 Goldbeater
16 Arkwright
17 Besom maker
18 Diamantaire
19 Horner
20 Rectifier
21 Tapicer
22 Tasseler
23 Boothaler
24 Bawd
25 Stewsman
26 Nakerer
27 Catchpole
28 Pissprophet
29 Acater
30 Colporteur
31 Eggler
32 Hetheleder
33 Weirkeeper
34 Unguentary
35 Ostiary
36 Bagger
37 Coistsell
38 Legerdemainist
39 Sin-eater
40 Userer
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Why stop at professions? There are some excellent classes in there. Step aside, boring fighter and wizard, here come the Coistsell and the Nakerer!