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German or Danish ?

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German or Danish ?

Posted: 11 Jun 2003 9:46PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 20 Sep 2005 5:51PM GMT
Really a specialised field

Once Denmark extended southwards to the boundaries of HAMBURG the HANSA trading town on the river ELBE which a Danish King tried to capture - but it was a too tough nut for him to crack.

PRUSSIA was an independant state much of which is POLAND today.

ALTONA was Danish from 1640 to 1864 and an independant town until 1937.

An attempt to separate the Duchy of Holstein from Denmark led to the Danish Pussian war of 1848 to 1850

The next war in 1864 meant SCHLESVIG and HOLSTEIN were lost to Prussian and Austria

In 1920 SLESVIG the northern half of SØNDERJYLLANDS amt was returned to Denmark after a referendum.

also spelled SCHLESWIG

a handy map

note ANGELN peninsular where the ANGLO SAXON tribes came from.

The islands may be called FRIESIAN also SYLT

the Freisians being sailors and traders and mercenary soldiers some of whom settled in Wales about 1080

lots of horses too

and cows

For genealogists there are german families living in Denmark and Danes living in Saxony

The boundaries are political not cultural

the absent census from 1870 shows when they were Germans

double clicking nysquae produces a mpa showing parishes


Sydslevig in 1860

shows HAMBURG and LÃœBECK retaining their independance as city states

better stop there

the -sen names are the most common Danish patrynomics

I will try and findd some German statistics

You get German families all over Denmark

SCH is a give away eg former prime Minister POUL SCHLÃœTER

Czech too REINCKE via POMMERN now in POLAND

good hunting

Hugh W

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