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Cotman

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'''Cotman''' was the son of [[Cottar]], and an ancestor of the [[Cotton Family|Cottons]] of [[Bywater]] [[Hobbits]]. He married [[Rose Greenhand]], the daughter of [[Holman the greenhanded]], and their son (also called [[Holman Cotton|Holman]]) was the first Hobbit to use the family-name of Cotton.
 
'''Cotman''' was the son of [[Cottar]], and an ancestor of the [[Cotton Family|Cottons]] of [[Bywater]] [[Hobbits]]. He married [[Rose Greenhand]], the daughter of [[Holman the greenhanded]], and their son (also called [[Holman Cotton|Holman]]) was the first Hobbit to use the family-name of Cotton.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Cotman was apparently not a wealthy Hobbit since his name means 'cottage dweller', meaning that he lived in a particularly small [[Hobbit-holes|Hobbit-hole]].  
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The name is a translation of [[Westron]] ''[[Hlothram]]''. Cotman was apparently not a wealthy Hobbit since his name means 'cottage dweller', meaning that he lived in a particularly small [[Hobbit-holes|Hobbit-hole]].  
  
 
Cotman is a real-life surname.<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>
 
Cotman is a real-life surname.<ref>[[Nomenclature]]</ref>

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Cotman was the son of Cottar, and an ancestor of the Cottons of Bywater Hobbits. He married Rose Greenhand, the daughter of Holman the greenhanded, and their son (also called Holman) was the first Hobbit to use the family-name of Cotton.

Etymology

The name is a translation of Westron Hlothram. Cotman was apparently not a wealthy Hobbit since his name means 'cottage dweller', meaning that he lived in a particularly small Hobbit-hole.

Cotman is a real-life surname.[1]


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