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In {{TA|1601}}, Marcho and his the brother [[Blanco]] led a group of mostly [[Harfoots|Harfoot]] [[hobbits]] westwards from [[Bree]]. They crossed [[Baranduin]] and with the permission of [[King of Arthedain|King]] [[Argeleb II]] they settled in the royal hunting grounds of [[Arthedain]] and founded [[the Shire]]. Soon after (c. {{TA|1630}}), [[Stoors]] from [[Dunland]] came to this new land.<ref>{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
 
In {{TA|1601}}, Marcho and his the brother [[Blanco]] led a group of mostly [[Harfoots|Harfoot]] [[hobbits]] westwards from [[Bree]]. They crossed [[Baranduin]] and with the permission of [[King of Arthedain|King]] [[Argeleb II]] they settled in the royal hunting grounds of [[Arthedain]] and founded [[the Shire]]. Soon after (c. {{TA|1630}}), [[Stoors]] from [[Dunland]] came to this new land.<ref>{{FR|Hobbits}}</ref>
  
== Etymology ==
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==Etymology==
 
[[Old English]] and Celtic ''marka'' is an element that refers to "horse" (see ''[[mearas]]'').
 
[[Old English]] and Celtic ''marka'' is an element that refers to "horse" (see ''[[mearas]]'').
  
== Genealogy ==
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==Genealogy==
 
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== Inspiration ==
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==Inspiration==
 
The two brothers are perhaps based on [[Wikipedia:Hengest|Hengest]] and [[Wikipedia:Horsa|Horsa]], who brought the Saxons to Britany.<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"</ref>
 
The two brothers are perhaps based on [[Wikipedia:Hengest|Hengest]] and [[Wikipedia:Horsa|Horsa]], who brought the Saxons to Britany.<ref>[[Jim Allan]], ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "An etymological excursion among the Shire Folk"</ref>
  

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