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The '''Brandybuck Family''' began as the [[Oldbuck Family|Oldbuck]] clan, who named themselves such apparently after a ''[[Bucca of the Marish]]'', who became the first [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]]. Ten Oldbuck Thains followed, until ''Gordenhad Oldbuck'', the twelveth Thain, crossed into [[Buckland]] over the river [[Baranduin|Brandywine]].
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<noinclude>The '''Brandybuck Family''' began as the [[Oldbuck Family|Oldbuck]] clan, who named themselves such apparently after a ''[[Bucca of the Marish]]'', who became the first [[Thain]] of [[the Shire]]. Ten Oldbuck Thains followed, until ''Gordenhad Oldbuck'', the twelveth Thain, migrated into [[Buckland]] over the river [[Baranduin|Brandywine]].
  
 
Gordenhad renamed himself Brandybuck, and began delving the great [[Smials|smials]] of [[Brandy Hall]]. Around the hill was built the village of ''[[Bucklebury]]''.
 
Gordenhad renamed himself Brandybuck, and began delving the great [[Smials|smials]] of [[Brandy Hall]]. Around the hill was built the village of ''[[Bucklebury]]''.
  
The Brandybucks formed a powerful dynasty which became mostly independent of the [[Shire]], although [[Buckland]] remained nominally a part of it. They were seen as 'odd folk' by the other [[Hobbits]] of the [[Shire]] because they locked their doors at night (because of the exposure to the [[Old Forest]]).
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[[Stoor]]ish characteristics and appearance remained among the Brandybucks, who formed a powerful dynasty which became mostly independent of [[the Shire]], although [[Buckland]] remained nominally a part of it. They were seen as 'odd folk' by the other [[Hobbits]] of [[the Shire]] because they locked their doors at night (because of the exposure to the [[Old Forest]]).
  
The head of the family was the ''[[Master of Buckland]]'', one of the officials of the [[Shire]]. This office was founded by [[Gorhendad Brandybuck]]. It was traditional for each of the Masters to have an epigraph attached to their names, such as [[Gorbadoc Brandybuck|Gorbadoc]] "[[Broadbelt Brandybuck|Broadbelt]]", [[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]] "[[Scattergold Brandybuck|Scattergold]]", and the most famous, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] the Magnificent. Like the Thain and [[Westmarch|Warden of Westmarch]], the Master had only nominal authority.
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The head of the family was the ''[[Master of Buckland]]'', one of the officials of [[the Shire]]. This office was founded by [[Gorhendad Oldbuck|Gorhendad Brandybuck]]. It was traditional for each of the Masters to have an epigraph attached to their names, such as [[Gorbadoc Brandybuck|Gorbadoc]] "[[Gorbadoc Brandybuck|Broadbelt]]", [[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]] "Scattergold", and the most famous, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] the Magnificent. Like the Thain and [[Westmarch|Warden of Westmarch]], the Master had only nominal authority.
  
== Brandybuck Family Tree ==
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==Family Tree of the Brandybucks of Buckland==
This Family Tree is taken from [[Appendix C]] of [[The Lord of the Rings]].
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Showing the prominent members of the Brandybuck clan.<ref name="Brandybuck">{{App|Brandybuck}}</ref>  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]] {{SR|1401}}.  Names in parentheses represent significant hobbits related to the Brandybucks.
  
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{{familytree |boxstyle=white-space:;background-color:#FFFFFF;|GOR|y|MIR| | | | | | | | | |DAU| | | | | | | | | |DGH| | | | | | | | | |ORG|GOR=[[Gorbadoc Brandybuck|Gorbadoc]] 'Broadbelt'<br/><small>''1260-1363''</small>|MIR=[[Mirabella Took]]|DAU=daughter|DGH=daughter|ORG=[[Orgulas Brandybuck|Orgulas]]<br/><small>''1268''</small>}}
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{{familytree |boxstyle=white-space:nowrap;background-color:#FFFFFF;|ROR|y|MEN| |AMA| |SRD| |DOD| |ASP|y|RUF| |DIN| |PRI|y|DRO| |GBL|ROR=''[[Rorimac Brandybuck|Rorimac]] "Goldfather"''<br/><small>''1302-1408''</small> <ref group="note">Known as 'Old Rory'</ref>|MEN=[[Menegilda Goold]]|AMA=[[Amaranth Brandybuck|Amaranth]]<br/><small>''1304-1398''</small>|SRD=''[[Saradas Brandybuck|Saradas]]''<br/><small>''1308-1407''</small>|DOD=[[Dodinas Brandybuck|Dodinas]]|ASP=''[[Asphodel Brandybuck|Asphodel]]''<br/><small>''1313-1412''</small>|RUF=''[[Rufus Burrows]]''|DIN=''[[Dinodas Brandybuck|Dinodas]]''|PRI=[[Primula Brandybuck|Primula]]<br/><small>''1320-1380''</small>|DRO=[[Drogo Baggins]]<br/><ref group="note">Drogo and Primula went boating on the [[Baranduin|Brandywine River]] and drowned together.</ref><ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref>|GBL=[[Gorbulas Brandybuck|Gorbulas]]<br/><small>''1308''</small>}}
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{{familytree |boxstyle=white-space:;background-color:#FFFFFF;|MTM|~|EST| |BER| |DOC| |ILB| |CEL| | | | | | | | | |MER| |MEN| |MEL|MTM=[[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Meriadoc]] "the Magnificent"''<br/><small>''1382''</small>|EST=''[[Estella Brandybuck|Estella Bolger]]''|BER=''[[Berilac Brandybuck|Berilac]]''<br/><small>''1380''</small>|DOC=''[[Doderic Brandybuck|Doderic]]''<br/><small>''1389''</small>|ILB=''[[Ilberic Brandybuck|Ilberic]]''<br/><small>''1391''</small>|CEL=''[[Celandine Brandybuck|Celandine]]''<br/><small>''1394''</small>|MER=''[[Merimas Brandybuck|Merimas]]''<br/><small>''1381''</small>|MEN=''[[Mentha Brandybuck|Mentha]]''<br/><small>''1383''</small>|MEL=''[[Melilot Brandybuck|Melilot]]''<br/><small>''1385''</small>}}
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==Family Tree Notes==
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<references group="note"/>
  
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==Etymology==
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The name contains the elements of '''Brandy'''wine and Old'''buck'''. It is a translation of [[Westron]] ''[[Brandagamba]]''.
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==Inspiration==
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Brandybuck is a rare English name which [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] had come across.<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. 754</ref>
  
                                                  [[Gormadoc Brandybuck]]
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                                                      1134-1236
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                                                  =[[Malva Headstrong]]
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[[Madoc Brandybuck]]                                  [[Sadoc Brandybuck]]                                          [[Marroc Brandybuck]]
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    1175-1277                                            1179                                                      |   
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=[[Hanna Goldworthy]]                                        |                                                  (many descendants)
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      |                                        -------------------------       
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[[Marmadoc Brandybuck]]                          |                      |
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    1217-1310                        (various descendants)    [[Salvia Brandybuck]]
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=[[Adaldrida Bolger]]                                                    1226
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      |                                                        =[[Gundabald Bolger]]
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[[Gorbadoc Brandybuck]]                                (Two daughters)                                                        [[Orgulas Brandybuck]]
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    1260-1363                                                                                                                        1268
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=[[Mirabella Took]]                                                                                                                      |
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      |                                                                                                                      [[Gorbulas Brandybuck]]
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  [[Rorimac Brandybuck|Rorimac]]          [[Amaranth Brandybuck|Amaranth]]        [[Saradas Brandybuck|Saradas]]          [[Dodinas Brandybuck|Dodinas]]          [[Asphodel Brandybuck|Asphodel]]          [[Dinodas Brandybuck|Dinodas]]        [[Primula Brandybuck|Primula]]            [[Marmadas Brandybuck]]
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  1302-1408        1304-1398        1308-1407                        1313-1412                        1320-1380                    1343
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=[[Menegilda Goold]]                      |                          =[[Rufus Burrows]]                    =[[Drogo Baggins]]                  |
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    -----------------------      [[Seredic Brandybuck]]                ([[Milo Burrows]]                      '''[[Frodo Baggins|FRODO BAGGINS]]'''                  |
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    |                    |            1348                              1347                                                        |
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[[Saradoc Brandybuck|Saradoc]]              [[Merimac Brandybuck|Merimac]]    =[[Hilda Bracegirdle]]              =[[Peony Baggins]])                                      ----------------------------
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1340-1432            1342-1430        |                                                                              |            |            |
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=[[Esmeralda Took]]          |            |                                                                            [[Merimas Brandybuck|Merimas]]        [[Mentha Brandybuck|Mentha]]      [[Melilot Brandybuck|Melilot]]
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    |                  [[Berilac Brandybuck|Berilac]]          |                                                                            1381          1383          1385
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'''[[Meriadoc Brandybuck|MERIADOC BRANDYBUCK]]'''    1380          -------------------------
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  1382                                |          |          |
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=[[Estella Bolger]]                    [[Doderic Brandybuck|Doderic]]    [[Ilberic Brandybuck|Ilberic]]    [[Celandine Brandybuck|Celandine]]
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  1385                              1389        1391        1394
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[[Category:Hobbit Families]]
 
[[Category:Hobbit Families]]
 
[[Category:Oldbuck]]
 
[[Category:Oldbuck]]
 
[[Category:Brandybuck]]
 
[[Category:Brandybuck]]
 
[[Category:Fallohides]]
 
[[Category:Fallohides]]
 
 
[[de:Brandybock]]
 
[[de:Brandybock]]
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[[fr:encyclo:personnages:hobbits:brandebouc]]
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[[fi:Rankkibuk]]
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Revision as of 01:55, 30 June 2011

The Brandybuck Family began as the Oldbuck clan, who named themselves such apparently after a Bucca of the Marish, who became the first Thain of the Shire. Ten Oldbuck Thains followed, until Gordenhad Oldbuck, the twelveth Thain, migrated into Buckland over the river Brandywine.

Gordenhad renamed himself Brandybuck, and began delving the great smials of Brandy Hall. Around the hill was built the village of Bucklebury.

Stoorish characteristics and appearance remained among the Brandybucks, who formed a powerful dynasty which became mostly independent of the Shire, although Buckland remained nominally a part of it. They were seen as 'odd folk' by the other Hobbits of the Shire because they locked their doors at night (because of the exposure to the Old Forest).

The head of the family was the Master of Buckland, one of the officials of the Shire. This office was founded by Gorhendad Brandybuck. It was traditional for each of the Masters to have an epigraph attached to their names, such as Gorbadoc "Broadbelt", Saradoc "Scattergold", and the most famous, Meriadoc Brandybuck the Magnificent. Like the Thain and Warden of Westmarch, the Master had only nominal authority.

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Family Tree of the Brandybucks of Buckland

Showing the prominent members of the Brandybuck 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 Brandybucks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gorhendad Oldbuck
[note 1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gormadoc 'Deepdelver'
1134-1236
 
Malva Headstrong
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madoc 'Proudneck'
1175-1277
 
Hanna Goldworthy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sadoc
1179
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marroc
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marmadoc 'Masterful'
1217-1310
 
Adaldrida Bolger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
two sons
 
Salvia
1226
 
Gundabald Bolger
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
many descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
various descendants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gorbadoc 'Broadbelt'
1260-1363
 
Mirabella Took
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orgulas
1268
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rorimac "Goldfather"
1302-1408 [note 2]
 
Menegilda Goold
 
Amaranth
1304-1398
 
Saradas
1308-1407
 
Dodinas
 
Asphodel
1313-1412
 
Rufus Burrows
 
Dinodas
 
Primula
1320-1380
 
Drogo Baggins
[note 3][2]
 
Gorbulas
1308
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saradoc "Scattergold"
1340-1432
 
Esmeralda Took
 
Merimac
1342-1430
 
Seredic
1348
 
Hilda Bracegirdle
 
 
 
(Milo Burrows)
1347
 
(Peony Baggins)
 
 
 
 
 
(FRODO BAGGINS)
 
 
 
Marmadas
1343
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meriadoc "the Magnificent"
1382
 
Estella Bolger
 
Berilac
1380
 
Doderic
1389
 
Ilberic
1391
 
Celandine
1394
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merimas
1381
 
Mentha
1383
 
Melilot
1385
 

Family Tree Notes

  1. Of the Marish, c. S.R. 740 began building Brandy Hall and changed the family name to Brandybuck
  2. Known as 'Old Rory'
  3. Drogo and Primula went boating on the Brandywine River and drowned together.

Etymology

The name contains the elements of Brandywine and Oldbuck. It is a translation of Westron Brandagamba.

Inspiration

Brandybuck is a rare English name which Tolkien had come across.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Brandybuck of Buckland"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  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. 754