|Other names||Roper Gamgee|
|Birth||S.R. 1285) |
|Death||S.R. 1384) |
Hobson was the son of Hob Gammidge. He was the first to adopt the family's birth place as a family name, with his byname Roper Gamgee.
Hobson was fittingly named the "Son of Hob. His byname "Roper Gamgee" he earned from his profession and the birthplace of his ancestors, Gamwich. His two eldest sons would each use part of the byname as a surname: Andwise Roper and Hamfast Gamgee.