As an extractor of polish records, I have come across a town that has more
people with the occupation of Szpekulant, which in the past I have
translated as 'Money Lender', than any other occupation.
I feel it may have meant to be Trader or Dealer which is normally Handlarz
or Kupiec. This was during the 1850's-1860's. During this period Handlarz is
hardly mentioned in this towns records..
Inviting any comments.