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Andwise Roper

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Andwise Roper
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesAndy
LocationTighfield
BirthS.R. 1323
Family
FamilyGamgee
ParentageHobson "Roper" Gamgee
SiblingsHamfast, May and Halfred
ChildrenAnson Roper
Physical Description
GenderMale

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

History

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]

Etymology

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

References

  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"