Fåborg City Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy

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Svendborg County
Fåborg City


Until 1 January 2007, Faaborg municipality or Fåborg municipality was a municipality in Funen County on the southwestern coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark. The municipality included the islands of Lyø, Bjørnø, Avernakø, and Svelmø and the main town and site of its municipal council was the town of Faaborg.
Faaborg municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with existing Broby, Ringe, Ryslinge, and Årslev municipalities to form the new Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality. The new municipality belongs to Region of Southern Denmark.

Fåborg City Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Fåborg-Diernæs-Lyø-Avernakø Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Riberhus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Svendborg
Herred (district) Sallinge
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 89
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/27 og 26
Gods (estate) Holstenshus gods; Byret; Notarius publicus (Fåborg); Notarius publicus (Sallinge herred)

Place Names

Bjørnø, Bjørnø By,

Fåborg, Fåborg Landdistrikt,


Holmene, Højbjerg,





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

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- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/> Apr 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.