Fakse Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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Faxe or Fakse is a town on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark and it is located in Faxe Municipality in Region Zealand.
The name Fakse is Old Norse and means horse mane, probably a reference to its location on a long hill. The town is mentioned in 1280. The first church was built in 1440.

On 8 September 1878 a new church, Hylleholt, was consecrated. It officially split off from Fakse parish on 13 November 1879.

Fakse Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Fakse (Early-1983), Fakse-Roholte (1983-Current)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Tryggevælde
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø
Herred (district) Fakse
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 35
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 35
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2 / 106-107
Gods (estate) Bækkeskov gods; Gisselfeld kloster gods; Vemmetofte klosters gods; Lindersvold og Strandegaard; Roskilde Duebrødre klosters gods; Rosendal gods; Jomfruens Egede gods; Bregentved gods; Juellinge gods; Universitetets gods

Place Names

Bavnekule Huse, Blaabæk Møller, Blaabæk Vandmølle, Blaabæk Vindmølle, Blaabæks Mølle, Blaabæks Møller, Borrehoved, Borreshoved, Brandskovhuse, Bytofte,

Ebbeskov, Ebbeskovshus,

Fakse, Fakse Bys Huse, Fakse Limkule, Fakse Limkulehus, Fakse Mark, Fakse Mølle, Fakse Præstevængehus, Fakse Strand, Fakse syd,

Godthaab, Gyldenhøj, Gyllemose, Gyllemosehus, Gaasekrogen,

Hovby, Hovby By, Hovby Mølle,

Jyderup, Jyderup Mark, Jyderup Markhuse,



Margretelund, Margretelund Alléhus, Møllehuse,

Prøvegaardshuset, Prøvehave, Prøvehavehus,

Regnstrup, Rejnstrup, Rosendal, Rødehøj,

Sandhuse, Skjoldhøj, Skjoldhøjhuset, Storemølle, Stubberup, Stubberup Overdrevshus, Stubberup Skovfogedhus, Stubberup, Stubberup Overdrevshus, Stubberup Skovfogedhus, Søndagshuse,

Tokkerup, Tokkerup Overdrev, Tuegaardshuse, Tuehuse, Tystrup, Tystrup Mose,

Vivede, Vivede Møllehus, Værløse, Værløse Gyllemosehus

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921