Højer Parish, Tønder, Denmark Genealogy

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Tønder County


Højer is a town and a former municipality in south Denmark, in Region of Southern Denmark on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula. The municipality was created in 1970 due to a Municipality Reform that combined a number of existing parishes, Daler, Emmerlev, Hjerpsted and Højer
On 1 January 2007 Højer municipality ceased to exist due to The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with Bredebro, Løgumkloster, Nørre-Rangstrup, Skærbæk, and Tønder municipalities to form the new Tønder Municipality.

Højer Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe
Pastorat (chapelry) Højer
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Riberhus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Tønder
Amt 1200 - 1864 Hertugdømmet Slesvig
Amt 1867 - 1920 Kreis Tondern (Germany)
Amt 1920 - 1970 Tønder
Herred (district) Højer
Kommune (municipality) Tønder
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
Gods (estate) Add here

Place Names:

Gaden, Gammel Frederikskog,

Hohenwarte, Højer, Højer Dige, Højer Kanal, Højer Kog, Højer Sluse,

Margrethe Kog,

Ny Frederikskog, Nørremølle, Nørreværre,


Rudbøl, Rudbøl Kog, Rudbøl Sø,

Siltoft, Søgaard,

Ved Gaden

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

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Click Denmark, Tønder Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Librarythat may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.
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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/, Nov 2012
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 5te ed. Vol.25, Tønder Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1966