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The Boffin Family was a prominent family of the Shire, associated with the region of the Yale in the Eastfarthing.[1] Important members include Berylla Boffin, who was an ancestor of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and Folco Boffin, who helped Frodo in his move from Bag End.[2]

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[edit] Family Tree of the Boffins of Yale

Showing the prominent members of the Boffin clan.[1] 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 Boffins.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buffo
 
Ivy Goodenough
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bosco
1167-1258
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basso
1169
[note 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Briffo
1170
[note 2]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Berylla
1172
 
Balbo Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otto the Fat
1212-1300
 
Lavender Grubb
[note 3]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Mungo Baggins)
 
(Largo Baggins)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hugo
1254-1345
 
Donnamira Took
 
 
 
Uffo
1257
 
Sapphira Brockhouse
 
Rollo
1260
 
Druda Burrows
 
Primrose
1265
 
Blanco Bracegirdle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jago
1294-1386
 
Jessamine
1297
 
Herugar Bolger
 
Gruffo
1300-1399
 
Gerda
1304-1404
 
Adalbert Bolger
 
 
 
 
(Bruno Bracegirdle)
1313-1410
 
 
 
(Lobelia)
1318-1420
 
(Otho Sackville-Baggins)
 
(BILBO BAGGINS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vigo
1337-1430
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Griffo
1344
 
Daisy Baggins
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Hugo Bracegirdle)
1350
 
(Hilda Bracegirdle)
1354
 
(Seredic Brandybuck)
 
(Lotho Sackville-Baggins)
 
 
 
 
 
(FRODO BAGGINS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Folco
1344
 
 
 
(Fredegar Bolger)
 
 
 
 
 
Tosto
1368
 
 
 
 
 
various descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Family Tree Notes

  1. Reputed to have 'gone to sea' in 1195
  2. Removed to Bree in 1210
  3. Sister of Laura Grubb, who married Mungo Baggins

[edit] Etymology

The name Boffin is a rendition into English of Westron Bophîn, of unknown meaning.[3] An early idea by Tolkien was to translate it "Loffin", as Bophîn (at that time) had a connection to "Laugh".

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Boffin of the Yale"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Three is Company"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"