Nørup Parish, Vejle, Denmark Genealogy

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Vejle County

Nørup Kirke lies 15 Kilometers west of Vejle. Belonging to Engelsholm Manor, Nørup Kirke was remodeled in 1732-33 by Gerhard de Lichtenberg adding the onion domes to the romanesque style building matching Englesholm Manor. Nørup Sogn began recording Birth, Marriage and Death Records in 1679.

Nørup Parish
Stift (diocese) Ribe Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Randbøl-Nørup Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Koldinghhus
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Vejle
Herred (district) Tørrild
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 58-59
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 44-45
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3 / 249 - 250
Gods (estate) Jerlev herreds provsti; Slavs herreds provsti; Tørrild herreds provsti; Haraldskær gods; Engelsholm gods; Brandholm gods; Nørvang Herredsret; Tørrild Herredsret

Place Names


Engelsholm, Engelsholm Mark,


Gammelby, Gjødding, Gødding, Gødding Huse, Gødding Skov,

Kobberbøl, Kongsdal,

Lihmskov, Lille Lihme, Lille Lihme Østermark,

Mørup, Mørup Mark,

Ny Nørup, Nørup, Nørupdal,

Randbøldal, Rodal,

Schæferhus, Sillehus, Småkær, Store Lihme, Store Lihme Østermark, Sødover, Sødover Mark, Søgaard,

Trollerup, Tørrild

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-Krabsen & Medici.
"Krabsens Stednavnebase" Dec 2011
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol.7, Aarhus og Vejle Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920