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Halfred Greenhand

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'''Halfred Greenhand''' was the son of [[Holman the greenhanded|Holman "the greenhanded"]] of [[Hobbiton]], Halfred was the first [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] to use the name Greenhand as his family name. He belonged to the earlier generations of [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s family, and though he wasn't himself one of Sam's direct ancestors, he did leave an important inheritance by carrying on the gardening tradition of his family. This tradition was passed on through his son Holman to Holman's cousin [[Gaffer Gamgee|Hamfast Gamgee]], and so to Sam himself.
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'''Halfred Greenhand''' was the son of [[Holman the greenhanded|Holman "the greenhanded"]] of [[Hobbiton]]
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==History==
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Halfred was the first [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] to use the name Greenhand as his family name. He belonged to the earlier generations of [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s family, and though he wasn't himself one of Sam's direct ancestors, he did leave an important inheritance by carrying on the gardening tradition of his family. This tradition was passed on through his son Holman to Holman's cousin [[Gaffer Gamgee|Hamfast Gamgee]], and so to Sam himself.
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==Etymology==
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The name comes from [[Old English]] ''healfrēad'' "half-red, reddish" or from ''healfrǣd'' "half counsel"<ref>''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of names</ref>
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Halfred Greenhand was the son of Holman "the greenhanded" of Hobbiton

History

Halfred was the first Hobbit to use the name Greenhand as his family name. He belonged to the earlier generations of Samwise Gamgee's family, and though he wasn't himself one of Sam's direct ancestors, he did leave an important inheritance by carrying on the gardening tradition of his family. This tradition was passed on through his son Holman to Holman's cousin Hamfast Gamgee, and so to Sam himself.

Etymology

The name comes from Old English healfrēad "half-red, reddish" or from healfrǣd "half counsel"[1]

References

  1. An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of names