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Cotman

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Cotman
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesHlothram
LocationBywater
BirthS.R. 1260
Family
ParentageCottar
Physical Description
GenderMale

Cotman was a Hobbit.

History

Cotman was born in S.R. 1260, the son of Cottar. He had one brother named Carl. They were ancestors of the Cottons of Bywater.

He married Rose, the daughter of Holman the greenhanded, and their son (also called Holman) was the first Hobbit to use the family-name of Cotton.[1]

Etymology

The name is a translation of Westron Hlothram. His name means "cottage dweller".[2]

Cotman is also a real-life surname, of similar meaning.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation", note on "Gamgee"
  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. 755