Lilholt Family Tree
Where does the Name come from?
There are (or have been) 4 different farms / areas in Denmark connected to the name Lilholt:
We don't think there is any family connection between all these locations, but some day we might find some connection -- maybe.
It seems reasonable that these would not be connected because the word "Lilholt" appears to come from "Lild - holt" meaning "a small forest", and this would be a common way to describe a place, so many people may have used it. [Ref: "Ordbog over Jydske Almuemål", volume 1 - (or "Dictionary of Jutlandic Common People Dialect"), by H.F. Feilberg, published by Thieles Bogtrykkeri, Copenhagen, 1886-1893.]
"Lilholt" is said to be a common Danish place name, and 76 people in Denmark, at that time, used that name as a surname. [Ref: "Danske efternavne - betydning, oprindelse og udbredelse" (or "Danish family names - meaning, origin and spreading"), by Georg Søndergaard, published by "Lademanns forlag", date unknown but seems to be about 1970.]
When looking for the name "Lilholt", we have to remember that there are other possible spellings such as "Lilholdt" and "Lildholdt".
Family Tree Information
The complete family tree (so far as I know it) has been uploaded to the Internet. It is stored on the RootsWeb computers in the area called WorldConnect. This allows you to search for people by name and / or date quite easily, and it presents the information in a clear style.
We're always looking for additional information and corrections to this information.
Many photographs have been scanned, described and uploaded to this web site. If you have more pictures that you would like to have presented here, please contact Glen Bodie.
And here's a look at some contemporary Lilholts!
There are many people who are doing research on the Lilholt name and you are encouraged to contact any (or all!) of them. If you know another Lilholt, please send their Email address to Glen Bodie so we can keep them on the information list.
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