Harboør Parish, Ringkøbing, Denmark Genealogy

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Ringkøbing County


Until January 1, 2007 Thyborøn-Harboøre was a municipality in the former Ringkjøbing County on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark and the main town and site of its municipal council was the town of Thyborøn.
Thyborøn-Harboøre municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged into Lemvig Municipality.The new municipality belongs to the Central Denmark Region (Region Midtjylland).

Harboør Parish
Stift (diocese) Viborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Harboøre-Engbjerg Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Bøvling
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Ringkøbing
Herred (district) Vandfuld
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 37
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 101
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/200
Gods (estate) Vandfuld herreds provsti; Rammegård gods; Udstrup gods; Ryssensten gods; Skodborg Herredsret; Vandfuld Herredsret

Place Names:

Bjerg, Brogaard, Brunsgaard,


Falkesgaard, Fiskergaard, Flyvholm,


Harboøre, Harboøre Tange, Holmene, Hovgaard,  

Kirkegaard, Kolisgaard, Knopper, Kyndesgaard, Købmandsgaard, 

Langergaard, Langerhuse, Lilleøre,

Madesteder, Mellemvese, Mollerup, Mærskgaard,

Noret, Norgaarde, Normark, Nygaard, Nørre Vrist, Nørrevese,


Røngaarde, Rønland, Rønlanger, Rønlangergaarden, 

Sandholm, Skøttesgaard, Stavsholm, Sønder Vrist,

Trillinggaarde, Tøt,

Vejlby, Vejlby Klit, Vejlby Nord, Vejlby Strand, Victoria Street Station, Vrist

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

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Societies and Libraries


-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.8, Ringkøbing Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1928