Hjortdal Parish, Thisted, Denmark Genealogy

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Hjortdal Parish
Stift (diocese) Aalborg Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Hjortdal Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Aalborghus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Thisted
Herred (district) Vester Han
Kommune (municipality) Hjortdal
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 5
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 5
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 5/545
Gods (estate) Karen Christensdatter (Jens Tofts kvinde);
Øster Han herreds provsti;
Vester Han herreds provsti;
Kokkedal gods;
Slettegård gods;
Øster Han Herredsret;
Vester Han Herredsret

Place Names


Bisgaard, Bjerregaard, Briks,


Faldet, Fasmali, Flodbakrende,

Gammel Hvarre, Gravenhøj, Grenbakke, Grushøj, Grønhøjgaard,

Hammersdalgaard, Havblik, Hedegaard, Hjemmet, Hjortdal Kirke, Hjortdalgaard, Hjuldal, Hødal, Højgaard,

Jeppesminde, Jægerbohus,

Karusseengen, Klithuset, Klitrosen, Knæhøj, Kridthus, Kvindhøj,

Lildal, Lille Hedegaard, Lille Slette, Lilledal,

Mathildahøj, Melbakke,

Ny Fasmali, Nørtorup, Nørtorup Hede, Nørtorup Kær, Nørtorup Mark, 


Rishøj, Rævebakker,

Sanden, Sandhøjgaard, Sankt Olavs Kilde, Skovly, Slette Å, Slettegaard, Slettestrand, Stenbjerg, Strandfogedgaard, Svenstrup Kær, Svenstrup Å, Svinkløv, Svinkløv Klitplantage, Svinkløv Plantage, Svinkløvgaard, Svinkløvhus,

Torshøj, Tremshøje, Trinderup,

Vester Svenstrup,

Øster Tvedbæk

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.5, Thisted Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1924