Brenderup Parish, Odense, Denmark Genealogy

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

History[edit | edit source]

Brenderup Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Brenderup-Indslev Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Hindsgavl
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Odense
Herred (district) Vends
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number Add here
1794 – 1869 Lægd number Add here
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/215
Gods (estate) Harritslevgård gods; Oregård gods; Kærgård gods; Billeskov gods; Holsegård gods

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Brenderup, Brenderup Mark, Bro, Bro Frihed, Brogaard, Broskov, Brostrand, Bøgeholm,

Egelund, Ellegaard,

Fruehuse, Fruerhøj, Fyllested,

Graderup, Grimsted,

Hamborggaard, Holse, Holsegaard, Holseskov,

Kærsgaard, Køstrup, Køstrup Mark,


Nyløkke, Nymark Huse,

Skovhaver, Skovs Højrup,


Varbjerg, Varbjerggaard,

Aabakken, Aabjerg, Aagaard, Aa Højrup

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

  • Surrounding Parishes

Odense County: Asperup, Fjeldsted, Harndrup, Hårslev, Ingslev, Ore

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 Personal Names.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
FamilySearch offers free online lessons about reading old Danish 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, Odense 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, Odense" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <>, Dec 2011.

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svendborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1920.