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'''Banks''' was a common [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] family name, found in [[the Shire]] and [[Bree]]. Known members of the family are [[Eglantine Banks]], the mother of [[Peregrin Took]], and [[Willie Banks]], a hobbit from Bree, who was killed in the battles against [[Ruffians|the strangers]] who attacked Bree early in [[Third Age 3019|T.A. 3019]].
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'''Banks''' was a common [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] family name, found in [[the Shire]] and [[Bree]]. Known members of the family are [[Eglantine Banks]], the mother of [[Peregrin Took]],<ref>{{App|Took}}</ref> and [[Willie Banks]], a hobbit from Bree, who was killed in the battles against [[Ruffians|the strangers]] who attacked Bree early in {{TA|3019}}.<ref>{{RK|VI7}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name is topographical in the sense "steep slope or hill-side".<ref name="Nomen">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|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</ref>
 
The name is topographical in the sense "steep slope or hill-side".<ref name="Nomen">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], "[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|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</ref>

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Banks was a common Hobbit family name, found in the Shire and Bree. Known members of the family are Eglantine Banks, the mother of Peregrin Took,[1] and Willie Banks, a hobbit from Bree, who was killed in the battles against the strangers who attacked Bree early in T.A. 3019.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The name is topographical in the sense "steep slope or hill-side".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Homeward Bound"
  3. 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