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Hatters were makers or sellers of hats, and members of the Hatters' Guild, later absorbed into the Haberdashers (early 16th century). The term Hatter is recorded as a surname from the early 13th century. See felthat/hattersguilds: London.


Kurath, H., Kuhn, S. M., Reidy, J. and Lewis, R. E., ed., The Middle English Dictionary (Ann Arbor, MI: 1952-2001), s.v: hatter(e).

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Elizabeth Coatsworth, “Hatters”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_SIM_001029>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503

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