Alexander Watson <a.watson.genas@...>
I checked this in "Le Monde" newspaper
The term "Boucher" appears to come >from the Italian language via the
Provencal dialect "beccaio" meaning male goat. So it would seem that
the term applies only to butchers because it comes >from the term
"killer of goats".
Also, please do not forget that exactitude was not always a worry for
the minor officials in charge of registering people in the town halls. This
would have been the case even more so with minorities.
I hope that this helps.
Alexander Watson, Genas, near Lyon France firstname.lastname@example.org