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Could it be a mistranscription of a Thresher - one who threshes grain?

I would presume a boarder is someone who boards or lodges with a family - a sort of paying guest.

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Just an additional bit of info re boarders. In olden days a boarder was very often a family member who lived with the host family and ate meals at the family table. ie board and lodgings. It is always worth noting boarders names for this reason as they could be useful later in your research.
A lodger was someone who paid for somewhere to sleep or lodge.

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Could it be a mistranscription of a Thresher - one who threshes grain?

I would presume a boarder is someone who boards or lodges with a family - a sort of paying guest.

Emeltee
Not a mis-transcription an alternative spelling. ;)
It stems form the act of thrashing the grain with a flail.

A boarder takes his/her meals with the family (i.e. sits at the board or table).
A lodger basically rents a bed.
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