Skarrild Parish, Ringkøbing, Denmark Genealogy

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Amt 1662 - 1793 Lundenæs
Amt 1794 - 1970 Ringkøbing
Herred Hammerum
Kommune Skarrild
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 43
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 33
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Place Names:

Barslund, Bjørnkjærgaard, Bjørnkær, Bredbjerg, Bæksgaard, Bæktoft, Clasonsborg, Døvling, Døvling Bæk, Døvling Plantage, Elkjær, Fuglsiggaard, Gejlbjerg, Grene, Gråmose,  Havbjerg, Heesgaard, Hesselvig, Hesselvig Plantage, Højkilde, Karstoft, Karstoft Kirke, Karstoft Å, Karstoft, Nørre-, Kikkenborg, Klink, Krog, Krogager, Kronborg, Kæmpehus, Langagergaard,  Langbjerg, Lillebro, Lunddal, Lunen, Lustrup / Lystrup, Nykjær, Nørby, Nørrelandet, Overtarp, Pilegaarden, Pilgaardshøje, Pinvig, Ravnvig, Ronnum, Ronnum Bæk, Ronnum Mose, Sandgaard, Silstrup, Sinkebækgaard, Skarrild Skarrild Kratplantage, Skarrild Nederby, Skarrild Overby, Skarrild Præstegaard, Skarrildhus, Skave, Skjern Å, Skovgaard, Skovsborg Smedstrup, Smedstruphøj, Sortbjerg, Stormose, Studsgaard, Søndergaard, Tophøj, Totmose, Troldbanker, Troldhøj, Troldmose, Vestenborg, Vestergaard, Øvig

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase.",
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.8, Ringkøbing Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1928