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The Baggins family is a remarkable and rich Hobbit family.
The Baggins family lives 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.
The Baggins clan traces their origin to the first recorded Baggins, one Balbo Baggins, who was born in or near Hobbiton in 1167 of the Shire reckoning (2767 Third Age). Bilbo is a great-grandson of Balbo, as was Frodo's father Drogo.
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).
The name Baggins is a translation in English of the actual Westron name Labingi, which was believed to be related to the Westron word labin, "bag".
- In the German translation the family name is Beutlin,
- In the Dutch translation the family name 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.
- "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
Family Tree of the Baggins of Hobbiton
Showing the prominent members of the Baggins clan. 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.
Family Tree Notes
- ↑ Of Bag End, left the Shire in S.R. 1421 and said to have passed over the sea
- ↑ Drogo and Primula went boating on the Brandywine River and drowned together.
- ↑ Murdered by Gríma Wormtongue
- ↑ Left the Shire in S.R. 1421 and said to have passed over the sea
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Baggins of Hobbiton"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 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"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Scouring of the Shire"