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The Baggins Family were a remarkable and rich Hobbit family from The Shire which included two Ringbearers: Frodo and Bilbo.

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History

The Baggins family lived in the Shire, mostly in or near the town of Hobbiton. They were seen as respectable until Bilbo Baggins set out on the quest for Erebor with Gandalf the Grey and twelve Dwarves: when he returned he was seen as odd or queer, but also extremely rich.

Bilbo adopted his "nephew" Frodo Baggins, who inherited the smial of Bag End after Bilbo left. Frodo himself was involved in the quest of The Lord of the Rings, which ended the War of the Ring.

The Baggins clan traced their origin to the first recorded Baggins, one Balbo Baggins, who was born in or near Hobbiton in 1167 of the Shire Reckoning.

After Bilbo and Frodo left the only recorded Bagginses are the descendants of Bilbo's great-nephew Posco Baggins, although many other descendants of Balbo Baggins are also recorded, under the Sackville-Bagginses, as well as Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck (through various interfamiliary marriages).

Etymology

The name Baggins is a translation in English of the actual Westron name Labingi, which was believed to be related to the Westron word laban, "bag". The name is associated with Bag End.[1]

The name Baggins is translated in most translations of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, often keeping the "bag" or "sack" meaning:

  • In the German translation the family name is Beutlin
  • In the Dutch translation it is Balings
  • In the French translation it is Sacquet
  • In the Norwegian translation it is Lommelun
  • In the Finnish translation it is Reppuli
  • In the Spanish translation it is Bolsón
  • In the Swedish translation it is Bagger
  • In the Portuguese translation it is Bolseiro
  • In the Frisian translation it is Balsma

Inspirations

"Intended to recall bag — cf. Bilbo’s conversation with Smaug in The H. [Chapter 12] — and meant to be associated (by hobbits) with Bag End..."
Nomenclature

Genealogy

Family Tree of the Baggins of Hobbiton

Showing the prominent members of the Baggins clan.[2] The figures after the names are those of birth (and death where that is recorded). A dashed line indicates marriage, or when extended vertically, indicates a line of descent with one or more generations not shown. Names in italics signify those who attended Bilbo's Farewell Party on 22 September S.R. 1401. Names in parentheses represent significant hobbits related to the Baggins.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balbo Baggins
1167
 
 
 
Berylla Boffin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mungo
1207-1300
 
Laura Grubb
 
 
Pansy
1212
 
Fastolph Bolger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ponto
1216-1311
 
Mimosa Bunce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Largo
1220-1312
 
Tanta Hornblower
 
 
 
 
 
Lily
1222-1312
 
Togo Goodbody
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bungo
1246-1326
 
Belladonna Took
 
Belba
1256-1356
 
Rudigar Bolger
 
Longo
1260-1350
 
Camellia Sackville
 
Linda
1262-1363
 
Bodo Proudfoot
 
Bingo
1264-1360
 
Chica Chubb
 
Rosa
1256
 
Hildigrim Took
 
 
 
Polo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fosco
1264-1360
 
Ruby Bolger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilbo
1290
[Note 1][3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otho Sackville-Baggins
1310-1412
 
Lobelia Bracegirdle
 
(Odo Proudfoot)
1304-1405
 
 
 
 
 
Falco Chubb-Baggins
1303-1399
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posco
1302
 
Gilly Brownlock
 
Prisca
1306
 
Wilibald Bolger
 
Dora
1302-1406
 
Drogo
1308-1380
[Note 2][4]
 
Primula Brandybuck
 
 
 
Dudo
1311-1409
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lotho
1364-1419
[Note 3][5]
 
 
 
(Olo)
1346-1435
 
Filibert Bolger
 
Poppy
1344
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ponto
1346
 
Porto
1348
 
Peony
1350
 
Milo Burrows
 
 
 
 
 
Frodo
1368
[Note 4][3]
 
Griffo Boffin
 
Daisy
1350
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Sancho)
1390
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Peregrin Took)
 
(Meriadoc Brandybuck)
 
Angelica
1381
 
(Mosco)
1387
 
(Moro)
1391
 
(Myrtle)
1393
 
(Minto)
1396
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Various Goodbodies)
 
 

Family Tree Notes

  1. Of Bag End, left the Shire in S.R. 1421 and said to have passed over the sea
  2. Drogo and Primula went boating on the Brandywine River and drowned together.
  3. Murdered by Gríma Wormtongue
  4. Left the Shire in S.R. 1421 and said to have passed over the sea

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 753
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Chief Days from the Fall of Barad-dûr to the End of the Third Age"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"