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Hamfast of Gamwich

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Hamfast of Gamwich was the oldest recorded forefather of Sam Gamgee. He was the father of Wiseman Gamwich.


The name Hamfast comes from Old English hámfæst, meaning "stay-at-home".[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"