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Andwise Roper

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Andwise Roper
Biographical Information
Other namesAndy
BirthS.R. 1323
ParentageHobson "Roper" Gamgee
Physical Description

Andwise "Andy" Roper was a Hobbit of the Shire.


Andwise was the son of Hobson "Roper" Gamgee, an older brother of Hamfast Gamgee. Whereas his brother became a gardner, Andwise continued the family trade, and founded the Roper Family.[1] He inherited the family ropewalk in Tighfield,[2][3] which he in turn left to his son Anson after his death.[1]


The name comes from Old English andwīs which means "expert, skilful".[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Taming of Sméagol"
  4. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"