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SVEND LAURITSEN CAME TO AUSTRALIA NEED HELP PLEASE

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Re: SVEND LAURITSEN CAME TO AUSTRALIA NEED HELP PLEASE

Posted: 1395229990000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1395243584000
Flemming, Karsten, or Carsten, Would you please help with translation of "indsidder" and "sognefoged," and help us understand the duties and/or social position implied?

I can't answer your questions Julie but I'll try to speak to them, below.

Indsidder
--Norman Madsen's Danish English Dictionary says "indsidder" means "tenant farmer"
--Genfinder says "indsidder" means "lodger at a farm"
--My Danish roots says "indsidder" means "lodger/renter/tenant at a farmer or smallholder, but with own household"

Sognefoged
--Norman Madsen's Danish English Dictionary says "sognefoged" means parish bailiff
--Genfinder says "sognefoged" means "parish executive officer"
--My Danish Roots says "sognefoged" means "official performing certain judicial functions in the parish. Appointed locally, usually among the most influential freeholders or farmers in the parish"

LINKS:
Norman Madsen's Danish English Dictionary:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/colin.swift/danish.htm

Genfinder list of words:
http://www.genfinder.com/html/ordbog.htm

My Danish Roots list of words:
http://www.mydanishroots.com/census-records-and-enumeration/...

More about indsidder: Early Danish records use different words for different types of "farmer."
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/DENMARK/2009-0...

More about sognefoged: I would caution against asking what did a Danish mayor do in the 1700s. Probably better to just use the word sognefoged, as there is no strictly exact modern-day English equivalent.

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Julie, you asked, "Where did they get those names from?"

"Indsidder Hans Nielsen Langetved" born ca 1773.
The word "indsidder" is not a part of his name. It describes him, like saying Milkman Hans Nielsen, or Police Officer John Smith. "Langetved" is a place name. There's a Langetved village near the other places mentioned in this thread (near the town of Rødding).

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My Danish Roots website offers some great introductory information on Danish genealogy (and I am so tickled you are getting into this!).
http://www.mydanishroots.com/surnames-meaning-and-origin
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