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Gorhendad Oldbuck

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Gorhendad Oldbuck was the founder of Buckland and of the Brandybuck family.


When Gorhendad crossed the Brandywine River from the Shire, he changed his name from Oldbuck to Brandybuck. He was twelfth Thain of the Shire and the last Brandybuck to carry this title.


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


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  2. Mark T. Hooker, A Tolkienian Mathomium, p. 10.
Preceded by:
Unknown, eventually Bucca of the Marish
12th Thain of the Shire
Third Age ?? - 2340
Followed by:
Isumbras Took I