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Chubb Family

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The Chubb Family was a family of Shire-hobbits, of whom several were present at Bilbo Baggins' Bilbo's Farewell Party. Their main connection with the Baggins family was through Bilbo's grandfather, the Old Took, whose wife Adamanta Chubb was mother to no fewer than twelve children, including Bilbo's mother Belladonna.

Marriage into the Took and Baggins families, as well as the usage of exotic flower names and jewels, suggest that the Chubbs were of higher class.[1]

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adamanta Chubb
 
Gerontius Took
1190-1320
 
 
 
Chica Chubb
 
Bingo Baggins
1264-1360
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
many descendants
 
 
 
 
 
Falco Chubb-Baggins
1303-1399
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poppy Chubb-Baggins
1344-
 
Filibert Bolger
1342-1443
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Etymology

Chubb is associated with the word 'chubby', round and fat in bodily shape, like Hobbits usually are.

Chubb is a real-life English surname.[2]

References

  1. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, pointed out in p. 198
  2. 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. 755