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					BAGGINS. See BAGGINS

BANKS. Hobbit family of the Shire and of Bree.
BANKS. Eglantine (wife Paladin Took), Willie (hbr).
Banks

BOFFIN. See BOFFIN
BOLGER. See BOLGER
BOPHIN = BOFFIN. Hobbit family. See BOFFIN

BRACEGIRDLE, BRACEGIRDLES.
Bracegirdle
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were probably well-to-do.
At least some of the family lived in Hardbottle (Northfarthing). The name is used with reference to the
hobbit tendency to be fat and so to strain their belts.
BRACEGIRDLE. Hilda, Hugo, Lobelia.

BRANDYBUCK. See BRANDYBUCK

BROCKHOUSE.
Brockhouse
Hobbit family of the Shire and of Bree. Brock is an old word for the badger, still widely
current in country speech up to the end of the nineteenth century. Brockhouse is of course feigned to be a
Hobbit-name because the "brock" builds complicated and well-ordered underground dwellings or "sets".
BROCKHOUSE.
Uffo Boffin and Sapphira Brockhouse had two children: Gruffo, Gerda.

BROWN. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were of the working class.
BROWN. Lily. Mr Brown = Frodo Baggins.

BROWNLOCK. A Hobbit family of the Shire. Perhaps rather well-to-do. See also Gilly Brownlock.
BROWNLOCK. Gilly.

BUNCE. A Hobbit family of the Shire. Some of the Bunces lived in Michel Delving.
Mrs. Bunce is a character in Samwise Gamgee's poem Perry-the-Winkle.
BUNCE. Mimosa Bunce, Mrs Bunce. Old Bunce = Mrs Bunce.

BURROWS. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps well-to-do. The name is also spelt
'Burrowes'.
Burrows
BURROWES. Burrowes
Hobbit family name. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were well-to-do. Perhaps the family Burrowes was
the same as the family Burrows. Burrowes was a Shire firm, either lawyers or auctioneers: Messrs Grubb,
Grubb, and Burrowes. When Bilbo came back in the Shire in June 3A2942 they were selling his smial,
because Bilbo was 'Presumed Dead'.
-BURROWESES. -BURROWSES.

BUTCHER. A Hobbit family of the Shire. Bill Butcher is a character in Samwise Gamgee's poem Perry-
the-Winkle.
BUTCHER. Bill, Grip the dog.

BUTTON. Hobbit family name.
BUTTON. Jo Button = Halfast Gamgee.

CHUBB, CHUBBS, CHUBSES.
Chubb Family
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were probably rather well-to-do. Chubb is a genuine English surname.
In this case the name has the meaning of "chubby", round and fat in bodily shape. Said to be derived from
"chub", the name of a river fish.
CHUBB-BAGGINS.
Chubb-Baggins
A Hobbit family of the Shire. Tracing its descent from Falco, son of Bingo Baggins and Chica Chubb.
CHUBB and CHUBB-BAGGINS.
Adamanta, Chica, Falco Chubb-Baggins, Poppy Chubb-Baggins,

COTTON. See COTTON

DIGGLE.
Gundahar Bolger and Dina Diggle had two children: Adalgar and Adaldrida.

FAIRBAIRN OF THE TOWERS, FAIRBAIRNS.
Fairbairn
A Hobbit family of the Shire. The founder of this family was Elfstan Fairbairn, son of Fastred of
Greenholm and Elanor Gamgee daughter of Samwise Gamgee. The Fairbairns were Wardens of the
Westmarch. They also kept added to and made copies of the Red Book of Westmarch. The family lived at
Undertowers on the Tower Hills and were noted for their "elvish" beauty, inherited from Elanor Gamgee.
The name is an English surname, a northern variant of the name Fairchild. It is used by JRRT to suggest
that the elvish beauty of Elanor, daughter of Samwise Gamgee, was long inherited by her descendants.
Elanor was also remarkable for her golden hair.
FAIRBAIRN. Elfstan SR1454 wwm02, Firiel.

FELLOWES. Hobbit family name. Assumed name of Odo Took (Peregrin Took) and Frodo Took (Frodo
Baggins) at Bree. Used by Barliman Butterbur the inn-keeper.
FELLOWES. Mr Fellowes = Frodo Baggins. Mr Fellowes = Peregrin Took.
Hobbit family name. Assumed name of Odo and Frodo Took at Bree. Used by Barliman Butterbur the inn-
keeper.

GAMGEE. See GAMGEE
Gamgee Family
& related families

GARDNER. (of the Hill).
A Hobbit family of the Shire. The Hobbit family Gardner was founded by Frodo Gardner SR1423 (= son of
Samwise Gamgee and Rose Cotton). They were famous and influential.
The name was taken from the trade of Samwise Gamgee, who was a gardener. The Gardners lived in Bag
End.

GARDNER. See GARDNER

GAWKROGER. Hobbit family name. -GAUKROGERS.

GOLDWORTHY. Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps well-to-do.
GOLDWORTHY. Hanna.

GOODBODY, GOODBODIES.
Goodbody
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps of the upper class.
GOODBODY. Togo.

GOODCHILD. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps of the working class.
GOODCHILD. Bell.
GOODENOUGH. A Hobbit family.
Buffo Boffin and Ivy Goodenough had four children: Bosco, Basso, Briffo, Berylla.

GOOLD. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps of the upper class.
GOOLD.
Rorimac Brandybuck and Menegilda Goold had two children: Saradoc and Merimac.

GREEN. Hobbit family name.
GREEN. Mr Green = Frodo Baggins. Mr Green = Peregrin Took.

GREENHAND.
Greenhand
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were of the working class. The founder of this family was Halfred
Greenhand son of Holman the Greenhanded. They lived in Hobbiton and were gardeners.
The name was derived from the epithet applied to Holman (the Green-handed) because of his skill in his
trade.

GREENHOLM. (Of). A Hobbit family of the Shire. They lived in the town Greenholm in the Shire,
located on the Far Downs. It was the home of Fastred of Greenholm.
GREENHOLM. Town in the Westfarthing. Located on the Far Downs. The home of Fastred of
Greenholm.

GRUBB, GRUBBS.
Grubb
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps of the upper class. The name is meant to recall an old
English verb meaning 'dig, root, in the ground'. Grubb was also a Shire firm, either of lawyers or of
auctioneers. Messrs Grubb, Grubb, and Burrowes.
-GRUBB-TOOK. See Primo Grubb.
Otto Bolger and Lavender Grubb had four children: Hugo, Uffo, Rollo, Primrose.

HAYWARD. A Hobbit family of the Shire. Perhaps an early member of the family was a hayward.
They lived in the Eastfarthing. A hayward is a local official with the duty of inspecting fences and keeping
cattle from straying. The word is now obsolescent, surviving in the very common surname Hayward.
The word is derived from "hay" (not "grass") + ward "guard". Compare High Hay, Hay Gate, Haysend,
place-names in Buckland.
HAYWARD. Hob.

HEADSTRONG. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps well-to-do.
HEADSTRONG. Malva.

HEATHERTOES.
Heathertoes Heathertoes, Mat
Hobbit family of Bree. The name is presumably a joke of the Big People (Men) meaning that the Little
Folk (Hobbits), wandering unshod, collected heather, twigs and leaves between their toes.
Heathertoes Family
From Tolkien Gateway
One of the strange botanical names preferred by the people of Bree, though it is difficult to be sure whether
it belonged to the Big Folk or the Little Folk (that is, to Men or to Hobbits). In The Lord of the Rings, the
evidence certainly seems to point towards the Big Folk. There, the name is listed among those used by the
Men of Bree, and Mat Heathertoes, who is named as one of the casualties of Bree during fighting there,
appears to be listed among Men rather than Hobbits.
On the other hand, Tolkien elsewhere gives the etymology of the name, and suggests it started out as a
nickname given by Men to Hobbits. The suggestion here is that the name 'Heathertoes' started life as a
joking suggestion that the bootless Hobbits collected heather between their toes. On this basis, the
Heathertoes must have been Hobbits - unless of course there were actually two families in Bree who shared
the surname, one of Men and one of Hobbits.
HEATHERTOES. Mat Heathertoes.

HILL. Hobbit family name.
HILL. Mr Hill = Frodo Baggins.

HOGPEN. Hobbit family. See HANNA GOLDWORTHY.

HOGG. Perhaps a Hobbit family of the Shire.
The name appears in Samwise Gamgee's poem Perry-the-Winkle.
HOGG. Farmer Hogg = Old Farmer Hogg, Old Farmer Hogg.

HORNBLOWER, HORNBLOWERS.
Hornblower
A Hobbit family of the Shire. All or most of them lived in Longbottom in the Southfarthing. Hornblow
and Hornblower are English surnames. In the Shire they are evidently occupational names.
Pipe-weed: Galenas (in Gondor), Halflings' leaf, Leaf, Longbottom leaf, Nicotiana, Old Toby, Southern
Star, Southlinch (in Bree), Sweet Galenas, Weed, Westmansweed.
HORNBLOWER COUNTRY.

LIGHTFOOT. Hobbit family.
Theobald Bolger and Nina Lightfoot had one child: Wilibald.

LONGHOLES.
Longholes
Hobbit family name. Hobbit family of Bree and perhaps also of the Shire.

MAGGOT, MAGGOTS. Hobbit family of the Marish.
Farmer Maggot: Mrs. Maggot: Hobbit family of the Shire. Living in the Marish. At the time of the War
Farmer Maggot, Mrs. Maggot, their three daughters and two or more sons lived on Bamfurlong, a
prosperous farm, famous for its mushrooms. The Maggots, the Puddifoots of Stock, and most of the
inhabitants of the marish, were house-dwellers.
The dogs of Farmer Maggot: Fang, Grip, Wolf.
MAGGOT / PUDDIFOOT. Bamfurlong, Children Maggot, Farmer Maggot, Farmer Puddifoot = Farmer
Maggot, Goodman Maggot = Farmer Maggot, Maggot's Lane, Mrs Maggot, Muddy-feet = Farmer Maggot,
Mushrooms, Old Maggot = Farmer Maggot, Penny-wise-tub-on-legs = Farmer Maggot, Puddifoot hfs.
MAGGOT'S LANE. Road in the Marish going from Rushy to Bamfurlong. It was five miles or more from
Maggot's lane to the Bucklebury Ferry.

MUGWORT.
Mugwort
Hobbit family of Bree. Mugwort is the name of a plant (Artemmisia) akin to Wormwood. Prof. Tolkien had
no special reason for the choice of Mugwort, except its hobbit-like sound.
MUGWORT. Mr Mugwort.

NOAKES. Hobbit family name. Hobbit family of the Shire. They were of the working class.
NOAKES. Old Noakes.

OGDEN. Hobbit family name.

OLDBUCK. See BRANDYBUCK

POTT.A Hobbit family of the Shire. Pott was a surname in Samwise Gamgee's poem Perry-the-Winkle.
POTT. Old Pott the Mayor of Michel Delving.

PROUDFOOT, PROUDFOOTS, PROUDFEET. Mr. and Mrs. Proudfoot. Old Proudfoot.
Old Odo Proudfoot. Hobbit family of the Shire. They were perhaps of the upper class.
Proudfoot
PROUDFOOT. Bodo, Mr Proudfoot = Odo, Mrs Proudfoot, Odo, Old Odo = Odo, Old Proudfoot = Odo,
Olo, Sancho.

PUDDIFOOT, PUDDIFOOTS. Puddifoots of Stock. Of the Marish. Hobbit family of the Shire.
Living in the Marish. Called the Puddifoots of Stock. They, and most of the Hobbits of the Marish, were
house-dwellers.
Puddifoot Family
PUDDIFOOT. Farmer Puddifoot = Farmer Maggot.

RIVERS. Hobbit family name.
RIVERS. Mr Rivers = Meriadoc Brandybuck.

ROPER. See GAMGEE

RUMBLE. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were of the working class. At least one branch of the family
lived in Hobbiton. The name Rumble had no meaning (at that time) in the Shire.
RUMBLE. Widow Rumble.

SACKVILLE.
Sackville
Sackville-Baggins
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were probably of the upper class. Sackville is an English name of more
aristocratic association than Baggins. It is of course joined in the story with Baggins because of the similar
meaning in English (=Common Speech =Westron) "sack" and "bag". Also because of the slightly comic
effect of this conjunction.
SACKVILLE-BAGGINS. The founder of the family was Otho son of Longo Baggins and Camellia
Sackville. It was an extremely obnoxious family, but died out after two generations.

SANDHEAVER.
Sandheaver
Hobbit family of the Shire and of Bree.

SANDYMAN, SANDYMANS.
Sandyman
A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were of the working class. One branch of the family owned and
operated the Hobbiton mill before the WR.
SANDYMAN. Miller, Sandyman the Miller = Miller Sandyman, Ted, Tom Sandyman = Ted Sandyman,
Tom Tunnelly = Ted Sandyman,

SLOCUM. Hobbit family name.

SMALLBURROW. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were Hobbits of the working-class. At the time of
the WR, at least one branch of the family lived in Hobbiton.
SMALLBURROW. Robin Smallburrow.

SMYGRAVE. Hobbit family.

TOOK. See TOOK
TUK = TOOK. See TOOK
TUNNELLY.
Tunnelly
Hobbit family of Bree and perhaps also of the Shire. Tom Tunnelly = Ted Sandyman.

TWOFOOT. A Hobbit family of the Shire. At least one branch of the family lived in Hobbiton. At the
time of the Farewell Party of Bilbo Baggins (3A3001) they lived in Bagshot Row.
TWOFOOT. Daddy Twofoot.
UNDERHILL, UNDERHILLS.
Underhill
Hobbit family of the Shire and of Bree. The family had branches in the Shire and in Staddle (Bree). The
name was Frodo’s incognito on his flight to Rivendell in 3A3018.
UNDERHILL. Mr Underhill (of Faraway) = Frodo Baggins.

WALKER. Name assumed by the hobbits at Bree.
WALKER. Frodo Walker, Mr Walker, Mr Ben Walker = Frodo Baggins. Odo Walker = Peregrin Took.

WHITFOOT. A Hobbit family of the Shire. They were not of the upper class but of some prominence.
WHITFOOT. Will Whitfoot.

ZARAGAMBA = OLDBUCK. See BRANDYBUCK

FALLOHIDES. Fallohides
Marcho and Blanco (LR15). One of the three peoples into which the Hobbits were devided. also Harfoots
and Stoors. It was the most adventurous tribe of Hobbits. The name means "one with a pale skin". They had
fair hair.
HARFOOTS. Harfoots
 One of the three peoples into which the Hobbits were devided. also Fallohides and Stoors.
The name means "one with hairy feet". (dialect "hairfeet"). It was the most representative tribe of Hobbits.
STOORS. Stoors
One of the three peoples into which the Hobbits were devided. also Harfoots and Fallohides. The name
means "large,strong". Dialect stour "numerous", "bulky", "stout", "sturdy", "stubborn", "large", "strong".
The southernmost of the three strains of Hobbits. The tribe of Hobbits that were broader, stoutest, and
heaviest in build.
They were the only Hobbits to grow beards. Some of them wore boots. Stoors were friendlier with Men
than other strains.
They preferred flat lands and riversides, and knew anything about boating, swimming, and fishing.
They came from the Vales of Anduin. About 3A1300 they crossed the Redhorn Pass in the Misty
Mountains and in Dunland or the Angle. About 3A1400 the Stoors of the Angle fled to Dunland or
Rhovanion because of the danger of Angmar. In Rhovanion the settlement
was in the Gladden Fields. They survived until well after 3A2460. In this year Deagol found the Ring and
was murdered by Gollum.
The Stoors of Dunland emigrated to the Shire about 3A1630. They settled mostly in the Eastfarthing and
the Southfarthing.
At the time of the War, Stoors were common in the Marish and in Buckland. In Dunland they learned a
language related to Dunlending, and even late in the Third Age they used strange words and names.
-STOORS OF DUNLAND. -OF THE ANGLE. -OF THE GLADDEN FIELDS

SONGS, VERSES, POEMS of the Hobbits.
Bilbo Baggins: Bath Song the, Bilbo's Song, Cat and the Fiddle the, Errantry, Fall of Gil-galad the, Lazy
Lob and crazy Cob, Man in the Moon stayed the, Old fat Spider etc., Old Walking Song the, Roads go ever
on, Song of Earendil, Walking Song a, Warning of winter.
Frodo Baggins: Frodo's lament for Gandalf, Old Walking Song the, Song in the woods, Song to Goldberry,
Wight's chant.
Samwise Gamgee: Cat, Elven hymns to Varda, Fall of Gil-galad the, Oliphaunt, Perry-the-Winkle,
Sam's rhyme of the Troll, Sam's Song in the Orc-tower, Stone Troll the.
Peregrin Took: Farewell Song Pippin + Merry.
Meriadoc Brandybuck: Farewell Song Merry + Pippin, Lament for Theoden, Song of the Mounds of
Mundburg.
Gollum: Gollum's riddle, Gollum's song.
Thorin and Company: Chip the glasses etc., The wind was on etc., Under the mountain etc., Far over
Misty etc.
Hobbits of Buckland: Adventures of Tom Bombadil the, Bombadil goes boating.
Hobbits of the Shire: Fastitocalon, Hoard the, Last Ship the, Man in the Moon came the, Mewlips the,
Princess Mee, Sea-bell the, Shadow-bride.
Four Travellers: Drinking Song a, Walking song a.

HOBBITS OF BREE.
HOBBITS OF BUCKLAND. The Masters.
HOBBITS OF THE SHIRE. The Mayors and the Thains.
HOBBITS OF THE VALES OF ANDUIN. Gollum and Deagol.
HOBBITS OF WESTMARCH. The Wardens.

				
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