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Holman Cotton

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'''Holman "Long Hom" Cotton''' was a Hobbit of [[Bywater]].
 
'''Holman "Long Hom" Cotton''' was a Hobbit of [[Bywater]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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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Holman was the son of [[Cotman]]. He 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 Cotton I|Will]].<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>  
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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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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>{{HM|IE}}, "Giving of Names"</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:26, 17 July 2015

Holman Cotton
Hobbit
Biographical Information
Other names"Long Hom"
LocationBywater
BirthS.R. 1302
Family
FamilyCotton
ParentageCotman and Rose
ChildrenTom and Will
Physical Description
GenderMale

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

[edit] History

Holman was the son of Cotman. He 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]

[edit] 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 (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"