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Posted: 12 Jun 2003 2:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2005 4:23AM GMT
Surnames: Jensen, Nielsen, Hansen, Pedersen, Andersen, Christensen, Larsen, Sørensen, Rasmussen, Jørgensen, Petersen, Madsen, Kristensen, Olsen, Thomsen, Christiansen, Poulsen, Johansen, Knudsen, Mortensen, Henriksen, Jansen, Eriksen, Jespersen, Mikkelsen
Kilde means spring

or in genealogy the source of information.

ROS could mean horse which was a holy animal in Viking times.

The ancient prechristian centre of power was LEJRE close by

pictures include the Iron age research centre

lejre means camp in modern Danish

A midsummer party

possibly on a viking grave with the stones outlining a ship

Sct Hans
St John's mass

the longest day

leads to Danish babies born in MARCH


Hugh W

and the most common names -sen all mean son of :-


Posted: 12 Jun 2003 2:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Mar 2006 4:06PM GMT
oh yes

RUC Roskilde University Centre

The cathedral is the burial place of kings and queens and had a rich treasury.

Pirates were a problem so 5 old viking ships were filled with stones and sunk in the fjord to make the channel more difficult

One turned up to be made of IRISH oak

When the 5 were raised it led to the museum and the building of fullsize copies

local archives

Roskilde Festival is the major rock event of the Scandinavian year


Hugh W

the Amt or county today

includes KØGE

if you zoom in much more detail include land registration numbers

MATRIKUL in red to identify ancestral homes via census


Anne (View posts)
Posted: 23 Apr 2006 4:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Apr 2006 8:38PM GMT
As I recall Roskilde is derrived from Roars Kilde
(Roar's Spring).
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