Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Project Tags

view all


  • Rev. Aaron Cleveland (1744 - 1815)
    Aaron Cleveland BIRTH 2 Feb 1744 East Haddam, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA DEATH 21 Sep 1815 (aged 71) New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA BURIAL Old Norwichtown Cemetery Norwich, New ...
  • Esther Swan (c.1830 - d.)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Aug 9 2018, 17:01:29 UTC * Residence : 1871 - Brierley St, Bethnal Green, London-Middlesex, England
  • Judge John Jacob Bucher (1764 - 1827)
    John Jacob Bucher,3 (John-Conrad,7 John-Jacob,6 John-Jacob,5 John,4 John,3 John,2 Claus,1)^ January 1,1764, in Carlisle, Pa. In 1790, located in Harrisburg as a hatter and furrier; in 1796, elected cor...
  • David Crow, Source:
    William Lauman (1772 - 1832)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Mar 31 2016, 14:43:51 UTC He learned the trade of Hatter in Philadelphia, where he became acquainted with Elizabeth Meyers and married her. He then returned ...
  • Capt. Abraham (twin) Hunt (1748 - 1793)
    Revolutionary War Veteran Enlisted: January 1, 1777 Ranks: 2nd Lt., Adjutant Rank at discharge: Capt. Regt.: 1st Mass. Hunt, Abraham: Additional military information: Lieutenant, Capt. Chil...


Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear. Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats. A millinery shop is a store that sells those goods.

A milliner or hatter designs, makes, trims, or sells hats.

Millinery is sold to women, men and children, though some definitions limit the term to women's hats.[1] Historically, milliners, typically female shopkeepers, produced or imported an inventory of garments for men, women, and children, including hats, shirts, cloaks, shifts, caps, neckerchiefs, and undergarments, and sold these garments in their millinery shop.

More recently, the term milliner has evolved to describe a person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele.

The origin of the term is probably the Middle English milener, meaning an inhabitant of the city of Milan or one who deals in items from Milan,[2] known for its fashion and clothing.