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Clayhanger Family

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'''Clayhanger''' was a  surname for a family of [[Hobbits]], in particular [[Lalia Clayhanger]].
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'''Clayhanger''' was a  family of [[Hobbits]]. Only one member is reocrded 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''}}
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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]] ''clæ¯ghangra'', "Clavey 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 clavey wooded slope.
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[[Category:Hobbit Families]]
 
[[Category:Hobbit Families]]
 
[[Category:Clayhanger]]
 
[[Category:Clayhanger]]

Revision as of 10:18, 26 July 2009

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

Genealogy

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


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 clæ¯ghangra, "Clavey 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 clavey wooded slope.

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"