Svinninge Parish, Holbæk, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Svinninge, Holbæk, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.


Until January 1, 2007 Svinninge municipality was a municipality in the former West Zealand County on the island of Zealand in eastern Denmark and the site of the municipal council was the town of Svinninge.
The municipality was formed in 1966, combining the parishes of Gislinge, Hjembæk, Svinninge, and Kundby. The first record of Svinninge and Gislinge dates from the 14th century, but some hold the opinion that the area has been settled since the Viking Age.
Svinninge municipality was, as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007, merged with existing Holbæk, Jernløse, Tornved, and Tølløse municipalities to form a new Holbæk municipality. The new municipality belongs to Region Zealand.

Svinninge Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Hjembæk-Svinninge Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Holbæk
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Holbæk
Herred (district) Tuse
Kommune (municipality) Hjembækj-Svinninge
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 22
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 22
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/36
Gods (estate) Frydendal gods; Vognserup gods; Agersvold gods; Tuse herreds provsti; Baroniet Løvenborg; Benzonslund gods; Svinninge kirkes gods; Bjergbygård gods; Adelersborg gods; Merløse Herredsret; Tuse Herredsret

Place Names





Skelbæk, Svinninge, Svinninge Kro, Svinninge, Lb., Svinningegaard, Svinningegaarden,



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

Surrounding Parishes

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records

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  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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Family History Library Records

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase.",
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.2, Holbæk Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920