Bov Parish, Åbenrå, Denmark Genealogy

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Bov Parish
Stift (diocese) Haderslev Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Bov Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Slesvig
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Åbenrå
Herred (district) Lundtoft
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names

Bigaard, Bommerlund, Bov, Bovmark, Bukkeskov,
Egvad, Elkjær, Elsø, Engtofte,
Frigaard, Frydenborg, Frydendal, Frydendal Kro, Frøslev, Frøslev Kaadnermark, Frøslevlejren, Frøslevmark, Frøslevmose, Frøslev Plantage, Frøslev Polde, Faarhus,
Gammeltoft, Grønvang, Gyvelager,
Harkær, Havrekrog, Hejsselgaard, Hindholm, Hjortholm,
Kamp, Kiskelund, Kiskelundgaard, Kiskelundmark, Kiskelund Plantage, Kobbermølle Bugt, Kollund, Kollundbadested, Kollund Bjerg, Kollundgaard, Kollundmark, Kollund Skov, Kollund Strand, Kollund Østerskov, Kolonisthuse, Kragelund, Kragelundgaard, Kragelund Mose, Krathuse, Krusaa, Krusaagaard Domæne, Kaadnermark,
Madeskov, Mulsmark,
Ny Kanada, Ny Kragelundgaard, Nyvang, Nørrekær, Nørre Smedeby, Nørre Smedebymark,
Padborg, Padborg Mølle, Pilegaard, Plantgaard, Pluskjær, Pluskærgaard, Pramhus, Præstegaarden,
Ryttergab, Rønsdam, Røreng,
Simondys, Skomagerhuse, Skyttehus, Smedeby, Smedeby Grue, Smedeby Kro, Smedeby Mark, Store Overgaard, Storemose, Sønderhus, Søndermarken,
Toftemade, Toftlundgaard, Tvillinghøj,
Vejbæk, Vesterbæk, Vestergaard, Vester Hindholm, Vesterholm, Vesterkamp, Viager, Vilmkær, Vindingsminde,

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Danish Gazetteer.

  • Surrounding Parishes


Tønder County: Tinglev

Sønderborg County: Broager, Egernsund

Åbenrå County: Holbøl, Rinkenæs

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- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 9, Haderslev, Tønder, Aabenraa, Sønderborg og Færø Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920.