Ørbæk Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Until January 1, 2007 Ørbæk municipality was a municipality in the former Funen County on the east coast of the island of Funen in central Denmark.The main town and the site of its municipal council was the town of Ørbæk. Other towns in the municipality were Måre, Refsvindinge, Svindinge, Tårup, and Tårup Strand.
Ørbæk municipality ceased to exist as the result of The Municipality Reform of 2007 when it was merged with Nyborg and Ullerslev municipalities to form a new Nyborg municipality.The new municipality belong to Region of Southern Denmark.

Ørbæk Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Ørbæk-Refsvindinge Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Nyborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Svendborg
Herred (district) Vindinge
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 47
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 47
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/62
Gods (estate) Lykkesholm gods; Ravnholt gods; Holckenhavn gods; Ørbæklunde gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Egemosegaard, Elvid,



Æble, Æblegaard, Æblelund,

Ørbæk, Ørbæklunde

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

  • Free Online Database:
The vast majority of research you do in Denmark will be in church parish registers, which are held in the Danish State Archives available online at ARKIVALIERONLINE. Select your county and parish from the drop-down lists.
  • Help Reading Danish Records:
Denmark Parish Register Headings provides translated examples of parish headings. You will be able to interpret much of what is in the records using these headings. Danish Genealogical Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Denmark Feast Day Calendars will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Names, Personal.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
What's on Lægdsruller and Søruller
Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Svendborg Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that 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.
Click on "Places within Denmark, Svendborg" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/> Apr 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.