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Gorhendad Oldbuck

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Gorhendad Oldbuck was the founder of Buckland and of the Brandybuck family. When he crossed the Brandywine River from the Shire, he changed his name from Oldbuck to Brandybuck.

Gorhendad was twelveth Thain of the Shire and the last Brandybuck to carry this title.

The honorific Gorhendad is the modern Welsh word for "great-grandfather." [1] Tolkien says that Gorhendad is the translation of Ogforgad, which, "according to Stoor tradition," used to mean "great-grandfather." [2],


  1. Mark T. Hooker, A Tolkienian Mathomium, p. 10.
  2. The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 81
Preceded by:
Unknown, eventually Bucca of the Marish
12th Thain of the Shire
III ?? - 2340
Followed by:
Isumbras Took I