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Hamfast of Gamwich

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

Hamfast of Gamwich was a Hobbit of the Shire.

[edit] History

Hamfast lived in Gamwich. He was the father of Wiseman, who moved to Tighfield, and as such, he was the progenitor of the Gamwich (later Gamgee) family.[1]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] 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"