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Holman Cotton

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An early member of the [[Cotton]] family, and in fact the first to use 'Cotton' as a surname. He came from [[Bywater]] near [[Hobbiton]], and presumably farmed the same land, down South Lane, as his son [[Tolman]] years later. Holman's cousin was his namesake, Holman Greenhand the gardener, whose gardening tradition would eventually passed on to [[Hamfast Gamgee]] and his son, [[Sam]].
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'''Holman "Long Hom" Cotton''' was a Hobbit of [[Bywater]].
  
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==History==
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Holman moved to Bywater, and took up the family name "[[Cotton Family|Cotton]]".  He became a farmer, which passed to his son, [[Tolman Cotton Senior|Tom]]. He also had another son, [[Wilcome I Cotton|Will]].<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Holman means "hole-man", and is distinct from the real-life English surname<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 760</ref> which contains ''holm'' "river island" rather than ''hol'' "hole".<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.), ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Giving of Names"</ref>
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Revision as of 13:25, 2 December 2010

Holman Cotton
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other namesLong Hom
LocationBywater
BirthS.R. 1302
Family
ParentageCotman
Physical Description
GenderMale

Holman "Long Hom" Cotton was a Hobbit of Bywater.

History

Holman moved to Bywater, and took up the family name "Cotton". He became a farmer, which passed to his son, Tom. He also had another son, Will.[1]

Etymology

Holman means "hole-man", and is distinct from the real-life English surname[2] which contains holm "river island" rather than hol "hole".[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, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 760
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"