redemptioner


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re·demp·tion·er

 (rĭ-dĕmp′shə-nər)
n.
A colonial emigrant from Europe to America who paid for the voyage by serving for a specified period as a bondservant.

redemptioner

(rɪˈdɛmpʃənə)
n
(Historical Terms) history an emigrant to Colonial America who paid for his or her passage by becoming an indentured servant

re•demp•tion•er

(rɪˈdɛmp ʃə nər)

n.
an emigrant from Europe who obtained passage to America by becoming an indentured servant.
[1765–75]
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231, 337 (1901) (reviewing KARL FREDERICK GEISER, REDEMPTIONERS AND SERVANTS IN THE COLONY AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA (1901)).
Some ship captains banned servants and redemptioners altogether and the convict trade between Ireland and America ended.
Souls for Sale: Two German Redemptioners Come to Revolutionary America: The Life Stories of John Frederick Whitehead and Johann Carl Buttner, Max Kade German-American Research Institute Series.