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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|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]].
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==History==
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Halfred a gardener like is father, and the first to use his father's nickname as a family name. He had one son, whom he named after his father: [[Holman Greenhand|Holman]] was born in {{SR|1292}}.<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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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>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of names"</ref>
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Halfred Greenhand
Hobbit
Biographical Information
BirthS.R. 1251
Family
ParentageHolman the greenhanded
Physical Description
GenderMale

Halfred Greenhand was the son of Holman the greenhanded.

History

Halfred a gardener like is father, and the first to use his father's nickname as a family name. He had one son, whom he named after his father: Holman was born in S.R. 1292.[1]

Etymology

The name comes from Old English healfrēad "half-red, reddish" or from healfrǣd "half counsel".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. Jim Allan, An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of names"