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'''Hamfast of Gamwich''' was the oldest recorded forefather of [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam Gamgee]]. He was the father of [[Wiseman Gamwich]].
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'''Hamfast of Gamwich''' was a [[Hobbits|Hobbit]] of [[the Shire]].
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==History==
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Hamfast lived in [[Gamwich]]. He was the father of [[Wiseman Gamwich|Wiseman]], who moved to [[Tighfield]].<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Hamfast'' comes from [[Old English]] ''hámfæst'', meaning "stay-at-home". It was a translation of Westron ''Ranugad''.<ref>{{App|F2}}</ref>
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Revision as of 17:57, 10 January 2011

Hamfast of Gamwich
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationGamwich
BirthS.R. 1160
Physical Description
GenderMale

Hamfast of Gamwich was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Hamfast lived in Gamwich. He was the father of Wiseman, who moved to Tighfield.[1]

Etymology

The name Hamfast comes from Old English hámfæst, meaning "stay-at-home". It was a translation of Westron Ranugad.[2]

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, Appendix F, "On Translation"