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A surname for a family of [[Hobbits]], particularly [[Lalia Clayhanger]].
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'''Clayhanger''' was a family of [[Hobbits]]. Only one member is recorded by name, [[Lalia Clayhanger|Lalia]].<ref name="L214">{{HM|L}}, [[Letter 214]]</ref>
  
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==Genealogy==
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{{familytree | LAL |y| FOR | LAL='''LALIA CLAYHANGER'''<br/><small>''1283 - 1402''</small>|FOR=[[Fortinbras Took II|Fortinbras Took II]]<br/><small>''1278 - 1380''</small>}}
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{{familytree | | | FER | | | FER=[[Ferumbras Took III|Ferumbras III]]<br/><small>''1316 - 1415''</small>}}
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==Etymology==
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''Clayhanger'' is an English placename, the name of three hamlets in England (one in West Midlands, one in Cheshire and one in Devon). It comes from [[Old English|OE]] ''clǣghangra'', "Clayey wooded slope".<ref>A.D. Mills, "A Dictionary of British Place-Names"</ref> As a family name, it is best known from [[wikipedia:Arnold Burnett|Arnold Burnett]]'s [[wikipedia:The Clayhanger Family|''Clayhanger'' novels]] published between 1910 and 1918. The name would likely be used for a family that resides on a clayey wooded slope.
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Latest revision as of 17:16, 4 August 2011

Clayhanger was a family of Hobbits. Only one member is recorded by name, Lalia.[1]

[edit] Genealogy

LALIA CLAYHANGER
1283 - 1402
 
Fortinbras Took II
1278 - 1380
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ferumbras III
1316 - 1415
 
 


[edit] Etymology

Clayhanger is an English placename, the name of three hamlets in England (one in West Midlands, one in Cheshire and one in Devon). It comes from OE clǣghangra, "Clayey wooded slope".[2] As a family name, it is best known from Arnold Burnett's Clayhanger novels published between 1910 and 1918. The name would likely be used for a family that resides on a clayey wooded slope.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter (ed.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214
  2. A.D. Mills, "A Dictionary of British Place-Names"