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Halfred of Overhill

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'''Halfred of [[Overhill]]''' was the youngest brother of [[Gaffer Gamgee|Hamfast Gamgee]] and [[Samwise Gamgee]]'s uncle.
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'''Halfred Gamgee''' was a Hobbit of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Halfred was the youngest son of [[Hobson|Roper Gamgee]]. He settled in [[Overhill]],<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref> and had one son, [[Halfast Gamgee|Halfast]], who worked for the local [[Boffin Family|Boffins]].<ref>{{FR|Shadow}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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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The name comes from [[Old English]] ''healfrēad'' "half-red, reddish" or from ''healfrǣd'' "half counsel".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', Giving of names</ref>
 
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Revision as of 09:52, 10 December 2010

Halfred Gamgee
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesHalfred of Overhill
LocationOverhill
BirthS.R. 1332
Family
ParentageRoper Gamgee
Physical Description
GenderMale

Halfred Gamgee was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Halfred was the youngest son of Roper Gamgee. He settled in Overhill,[1] and had one son, Halfast, who worked for the local Boffins.[2]

Etymology

The name comes from Old English healfrēad "half-red, reddish" or from healfrǣd "half counsel".[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, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, Giving of names